Category: Sermons

Good People Don’t Go to Heaven

How good is “good enough?” How good do you have to be to get into Heaven?  What’s the bare minimum we have to do to sneak into the pearly gates?  Because we believe in a good God, its easy for us to believe in… Continue Reading “Good People Don’t Go to Heaven”

God’s Bell Curve

The world came to an end on December 21st, 2012. Or at least it was supposed to.  Once again, we avoided a long-prophesied disaster!  How do we do it?  There are tons of doomsday prophecies out there, but this one got some serious attention. … Continue Reading “God’s Bell Curve”

Imagine…

One little spark… Of inspiration, is at the heart of all creation.  Right at the start of everything that’s new, one little spark lights up for you. Dreamfinder begins our Journey Into Imagination at EPCOT with that little song. Written by the Sherman Brothers… Continue Reading “Imagine…”

The Downfall of John Kreese

“Sweep the leg.” That scene from The Karate Kid is as iconic of the ‘80s as Darth Vader’s “I am your father” or The Terminator‘s “I’ll be back.”  Three simple words that would unravel John Kreese’s life.  When Kreese orders Johnny to do this,… Continue Reading “The Downfall of John Kreese”

Fear is the Mind-Killer

The Bene Gesserit “Litany Against Fear” from the book Dune. A powerful reminder that fear, as powerful as it can be, isn’t real.  Fear can be conquered.  Fear is simply a label we put on a feeling we have when our body is warning… Continue Reading “Fear is the Mind-Killer”

The Easy Way Out

Or How I Gave The Next Generation A Chance We are wired to take the easy way out. Sad but true.  It’s a side effect of our autonomic system that protects us from harm.  Think flight or fight responses.  We are wired to favor… Continue Reading “The Easy Way Out”

The Devil Made Me Do It

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. 3 The… Continue Reading “The Devil Made Me Do It”

All You Need Is Love

Have you ever traveled to a country where you didn’t know the language? It can be tough.  When Cassie and I got married a little after 9/11, it wasn’t considered safe to travel internationally so we couldn’t go on the trip we originally planned. … Continue Reading “All You Need Is Love”

The God Test

I’m still not quite convinced Paul isn’t dead. I’ve been a Beatles fan since I was a kid.  I discovered my mom’s albums quite by accident while leafing through my parents’ collection when I was about nine years old.  She had both the red… Continue Reading “The God Test”

The Blind Spot

Did you know you have a blind spot? I don’t mean the area of your car you can’t see in your mirrors.  I mean a literal blind spot right in front of your face.  Apparently, everyone has one in each eye.  It’s the spot… Continue Reading “The Blind Spot”