Reflection

Take it to Jesus

I have been feeling tired lately. I think a lot of it is some of the pressures and cares that almost every pastor has. The truth is, we all have burdens. Some have a physical handicap, chronic illnesses, or some abnormality you cannot change. Some have spiritual burdens. Maybe your life is filled with constant…

God’s Universal Message

One of the hardest thing for pastors to do is prepare a sermon that will meet everyone’s needs. Usually, the message will address a specific need or topic but for some listeners, it may not be relevant to their lives. As I thought about what to write about for today, I wanted to find something…

Wired to Doubt

We have been doing some renovations on our sixty-year-old house. It is challenging to fix an old building because when you open a wall, whatever you find needs to be fixed. In some houses you will find aluminum and copper wiring in the same wall. If discovered, it must be fixed. Rewiring a house is…

Chosen to Bear Fruit

This past weekend, I had the privilege of participating and sharing at my son’s ordination service. Although the sermon was directed for him and his family, the message is for all Christians. I have modified it and generalized it to make it applicable for us all. Jesus tells us in John 15:16: “You did not…

What Makes Jesus Mad?

Gordon Ramsay, the famous British chef, is known for his temper and foul mouth. I recently watched a YouTube video where he appeared on The Tonight Show. As part of the interview, the host had a “Swear Jar” for Gordon to put money in every time he cursed. It did not take long for the…