Remember that life that you lived where you never committed any sins? Oh yeah, that never existed. However that doesn’t stop us from pretending that is our reality. It’s much easier after all to focus on the sins of others. There is a story in John 8:1-11 where a woman is caught in the act… Read More Pocket Full of Rocks
Over the past couple months our church, Sioux City First, has been studying the book of 1 Peter. Peter reminds us all throughout 1 Peter that Christians will suffer. He is a little more explicit in 1 Peter 4:12: In other words, you should be suffering. Suffering is normal. This leads us to a question:… Read More Not Suffering = Not Living
I was driving to the church yesterday about 10 minutes earlier than normal and I noticed that while I was waiting in traffic my wait time was about 3 times longer than normal. I was surprised at how only a small, subtle change could have such an impact. The same is true if I leave… Read More Subtle, but Significant
Over the past 2 months we have been inching our way through 1 Peter on Wednesday nights. Over the past few weeks there have been 2 verses that have stuck out to me. They both have stirred my soul. 1 Peter 2:22 – He committed no sin, and NO deceit was found in his mouth”… Read More Watching the tongue
If you have a teenager you have probably told them to be careful with what they put online. You have probably gone on to tell them that it will impact their future with jobs and relationships, but it seems like it is all to no avail. Welcome to the viral world of 2016. A post,… Read More Your Online Reputation
I haven’t blogged in over a year. A lot has changed. The biggest change by far has been a change in my role here at Sioux City First. On June 24th, 2012 Melissa and I came on staff to be the Associate Pastors. Our goal was to come and serve our pastor to make the last… Read More It’s been more than a year since…..
Ok, let’s cut to the chase. I went off on an unnecessary rant yesterday while I was preaching. The topic(s) are not really important. What is important is the fact that while I may agree with what I said and believe what I said, it doesn’t necessarily mean it needed to be said. I hope… Read More I beat myself up today