Service Archive

February 2014

A Life Lesson From Judas Iscariot

So I have been looking at the lives of people in the bible that I can look at and gain some insight and wisdom on how to live life and not make some of the mistakes that others make.

We are going to hear from someone who seems to be the least likely of anyone in the entire Bible to have anything to say. You know him well. He is the one who betrayed Jesus, Judas Iscariot.

Yet, God took the life of Judas and put it in the Bible so that we could learn. What invaluable lesson is Judas able to

Rehab – The Women Who Got Serious About Forgiveness

So today I want to take us to meet a woman who you really don’t hear a lot from; her name is Rahab. She was a woman with a checkered past who would wind up in the lineage of the messiah, but she was an unlikely source of wisdom like a lot of other people we have heard of or know. Sometimes though it is the unlikely hero’s that make the most impact on our lives; here are a couple of examples.

One early high school report said, “This person doesn’t wear socks; doesn’t cut his hair; mi

Enoch – The Man Who Walked With God

So a big welcome to all of you here on this super bowl Sunday, I have been amazed at all the Seahawk clothing I have this past week; I would hate to be a bronco fan! I am not even going to ask who is rooting for whom, so let’s just get going and let me share a few things with you this morning.

Speaking of the game, you realize that no matter how important this is to you, and no matter how much fun you are having with this game; in the long run it won’t matter?  Now I don’t mean to say

January 2014

Moses – Grumblers in the Desert

How many of you have been around people that just seem to love to grumble and complain? They grumble about the weather, the people they work with, the lines at the grocery store, the refs at the football game, they complain about their spouse, they complain when they don’t have a spouse, the list goes on and on.

I’ve been around quite a few grumbling people. I guess we all have a tendency to grumble. It gives us a false sense of superiority. By grumbling in the lunchroom, we can take on t

Abraham – The Father of Faith

Gamblers for God

So as we continue looking at people who may have lived thousands of years ago, but they are not a whole lot different than we are, and we are able to look the situations they were in and gain some wisdom from them.

Today I want to talk about a guy named Abraham.  His story begins in a place called Mesopotamia, in a land called Ur of the Chaldeans, near present-day Iraq and Iran.

God said, “I want you to walk, by foot, all the way down into Israel. There I am g

Living By Faith

What is Faith?

We have been looking at people in the bible that I call “hero’s of legendary faith” people that were just like us but they did things that put them in a category that we can use to gain wisdom and insight from.  These men and women were the elite of God’s elite. He handpicked and categorically listed them. In Hebrews 11, He says, “Now learn from these people about faith.”

If the answer to all of life’s travails is to have faith, how do we get faith? Everyone w

David – Servant Of God

If you  are reading in the book of Hebrews, and come upon chapter 11, you find a list of some men and women that I call the “hero’s of legendary faith.” People who did some pretty amazing things even though they were also pretty capable of some really dumb things. One of those is a guy named David.

David is mentioned over 1,000 times in the Bible, more than anyone else, except Jesus, Himself. We already know a lot about him, he killed lions, bears; a big fat guy named Goliath, played t

December 2013

Gideon – When Only A Miracle Will Do

Breakdown in Faith

So over the last year or so I have been reading about and thinking about all these people in the bible, some great, did lots of good things, some started out really good, did lots of great things; but ended very bad. Some were obscure, not a lot told about them, but for some reason they are mentioned. Men, women, kids; all of them with something to tell us. It is like sitting down with some people and getting their perspective on life; what went right, what they woul

The Greatest of Gifts – The Gift of Worship

Laury and I both come from pretty conservative religious backgrounds; I was raised in a staunchly conservative home, that was pretty void of all emotion. When it came to church life it was about as straight and rigid as you could get, not really criticizing just stating how I saw it.

Laury and I had moved back to Moses Lake and we had started going to a really strict church that preached against everything from makeup on women, long hair on men, watching t.v. hanging out with non-Christians (

The Greatest of Gifts – Considering & Correcting

“But I Read the Bible”

I get to talk to a lot of people every day; they let me into their life, they tell me their story, it is amazing to hear how God is working in their life; I love it!!

This walk with Jesus can be frustrating; maybe you have never heard a pastor say that, we are led to believe that when you give your life to Christ, that means to choose to make Him your Lord, we tend to believe that all our problems are going to go away. All our bad habits, bad thoughts, ang