Restored Thanksgiving

We know from Scripture that when Nehemiah was challenged with overwhelming situations regarding the reconstruction of the wall, he did not panic, run, or quit.  Instead, he prayed hard and we also see that he worked hard on what God was empowering him to do.  Not only Nehemiah, but we see all the Israelites became … Read more

A Foundation of Thanksgiving

Have you ever had a friend that you really liked, but you lost connection?  That can happen in a variety of ways.  It could be a falling out where feelings are hurt, and decisions are made to end a relationship.  It can be a misunderstanding.  It could just be things changed, like job, a move, … Read more

Thankful Doesn’t Take a Day Off

How important is thanksgiving or gratitude?  Even secular psychologists can prove incredible benefits of practicing thankfulness.  It benefits our relationships, physical health, psychological health, sleep, self-esteem, mental strength and it enhances our empathy while reducing aggression.  Those are great benefits which may cause us to say I should practice gratitude, but for the prophet Daniel … Read more

Esther – Reversals

The definition of the word “REVERSAL” is as follows: A change to an opposite direction, position, or a course of action. We see reversals played out time and again all throughout Scripture especially in the book of Esther. Chapters 7 and 8 in Esther are ripe with reversal stories that show God’s perfect plan and … Read more

Esther – Exposed

Nobody is immune to pride.  In fact, pride can go so deep into our way of operation that it can become a heart and soul problem in us.  We can become so used to it and justify it for so long that it can become our default page without us even realizing it.  This is what we … Read more

Esther – Courageous Faith

Does courageous faith wait or act?  The answer is, yes.  Courageous faith waits and acts.  It takes faith to wait on God, it also takes faith to do what He says to do and trust Him with the outcome.  We see both as we resume our study on Esther with chapter 5. Here we see … Read more

Esther – Falling Apart or Falling Into Place

In our second message on Esther, we dove into chapters 3 & 4 where se see things completely fall apart.  The truths we see unfold in these chapters can still guide us today.  1.        When evil is in charge, we cannot bow down to it.  2.        Remember that there is no evil that can ever … Read more

Esther – God Plans Ahead

Do you ever wonder where God is at and what He’s doing? If God was parting the sea, leading you by a pillar of fire by night and cloud by day or writing on the wall of your house with a giant finger, or delivering messages through an angel, we might not be asking that … Read more

More Than We Imagine

We are finishing up our sermon series on the “Miracles of Jesus” by looking at the resurrection of Lazarus found in John 11:1-44.  The message started with posing this question: “Does it bother you when God doesn’t do what you think He should do?”  This is precisely what Mary and Martha were thinking and saying … Read more

Total Authority

What do you do when something bad is happening and you can’t seem to stop it? You look for help, right?  If you’re seeing a student getting bullied, you talk to a teacher.  If someone is being unsafe at work, you talk to the boss. If you’re seeing a crime unfold, you call the police. … Read more