Tag: Jesus

It Takes A Village

Who would make your list? Last weekend, we were at the Dodgers game a day early to celebrate Mother’s Day.  And in addition to the free hats they were giving away as part of the 60th anniversary of Dodger Stadium, they were… Read More

Dumpster Diving

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register…. Read More

The Fishing Hole

As a boy, my dad used to take me fishing. Sometimes we’d take a half-day boat out of Long Beach and try to catch some barracuda. I loved that. They had a tank of sardines you could use for bait and I… Read More

A Mother’s Heart

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Moms… Read More

The Peanuts of Our Faith

Part 2 of our sermon series based on Adam Hamilton’s book Creed. Our series seeks to explore the fundamentals of our beliefs as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed.  Today we’re talking about Jesus, the most essential component of the Christian faith.  Do… Read More

“Hello, My Name Is Jesus”

It was the nametag. The first time I put on my nametag at Disneyland was when I believed I actually had a job at the Happiest Place on Earth. Up until then, it didn’t seem quite real. To be sure, I went… Read More

Who’s In, Who’s Out?

Part 1 of our new sermon series on Methodism and other Christian religions titled “My Slice of Christianity” inspired by Adam Hamilton’s Christianity’s Family Tree 23,000,000 people can’t be wrong! Or can they? Roughly, that’s how many Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons there… Read More

Does God Really Want Me to Stay Married to THAT Person?

Part 3 of 4 in our God’s Not Dead sermon series based on the movie of the same name.  God is not Batman. He’s not The Punisher. He’s not Judge Dredd. He’s not Dirty Harry. God is not a vigilante out for… Read More

Does God Want Me To Be Poor?

Part 2 of our 4 part sermon series, God’s Not Dead based on the movie of the same name Does God want me to be poor? That’s the question that challenges us today. Does God want me to be poor? If you… Read More

The Bell Curve – Part 2 of our sermon series The “ism” Factor

Did you know you could go to jail for not visiting your parents? At least, you could if you lived in China. Back in July 2013, China’s legislature passed a law that allowed the government to fine or even detain kids for… Read More