From the Pulpit: God is Worthy to be Praised

Throughout the Bible, a multitude of people are recorded as having praised God for His goodness. For example, the psalmist David writes the following words in Psalm (63:3-5): “Because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands […]

From the Pulpit: The Burden of Guilt

Guilt can be a dreadful burden to bear. Recently, it was reported in a msn.com article written by Jennifer Earl that a 90-year-old man who lived in northern Houston sent $50.00 to the public works department in Midvale, Utah in order to reimburse the city for a stop sign he had stolen when he was […]

From the Pulpit: Cleaning Up a Big Mess

In my work, I pick up a lot of donations that come in many forms: food, clothing, furniture, and even change cans that have been filled. Securing these items in my truck during transport is of the utmost importance. On my last trip, however, I did a poor job securing the tower of change cans […]

From the Pulpit: Do Not Lose Heart

The apostle Paul addressed many challenging aspects of what it is to be a Christian. In II Corinthians (4:7-10) he wrote, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are […]

From the Pulpit: A Gift from the Heart

In my occupation as one who collects donations for a children’s home, I see a lot of sacrificial giving. This past week, one of the greatest examples of sacrificial giving I have seen since I have begun my work came from a ten year-old boy. It was his birthday, but he wasn’t interested in receiving […]

From the Pulpit: 10 Reasons to Rejoice

We are commanded to rejoice in the Lord. Philippians (4:4) says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” God’s people throughout history both have rejoiced and have called for others to rejoice. Psalm (32:11) says, “Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in […]

From the Pulpit: 10 Reasons to Rejoice

We are commanded to rejoice in the Lord. Philippians (4:4) says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” God’s people throughout history both have rejoiced and have called for others to rejoice. Psalm (32:11) says, “Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in […]

From the Pulpit: Patience needed

In my current work I do a lot of driving. I drive throughout twelve states, and in my travels I navigate several kinds of roads. I operate my truck on interstates, state highways, county roads, city streets, and even rural roads that many people would not consider roads at all. Often times, the congregations I […]

From the Pulpit: We Can Trust the Word of God

In the first chapter of his first epistle, the apostle Peter wrote about the salvation we have received in Christ Jesus. In so doing, he described the means by which we learn of that salvation, that being the word of God. In his description of the word of God found in I Peter (1:22-2:3), he […]

From the Pulpit: I was Exhausted

This past Wednesday I had a very hard day at work. There was a lot of heavy lifting, and for a man who is approximately twenty-five years past his physical prime that is not a good thing. I just don’t recover as quickly as when I was younger. When I got home, I sat down […]