He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them.  And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.  And as […]
Unity within a spread out group like a multi-site church. that was one of the main topics last week at One Life Core. These are my notes on the night and some of my own commentary. A shared language and shared ideals help people that aren’t together all the time keep unity with one another. […]
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. What is the Trinity? Mormons: That God is a council. Father and Son have bodies and are humans just like us, Spirit is a spirit. Jehovah’s Witnesses: Spirit is just a force, not equal, […]
David’s fight can easily be compared to that of the Church. She leaves behind Saul’s armor when she looks for less structure, less worry over financing her works and buildings; when she frees herself from political support.
In a very practical way, judging others gives the listeners a standard to measure things by, and the first thing they measure by their newly learned standard is the original judge.
We all love to be the hero and save the day. But the pride of isolation wins out when we are in need of help. What if we saw our times of needing help as chances to make somebody feel like a hero? I know that goes way against a John Wayne Republican Protestant work […]
Here is a video about me talking about our vacant lot on our street and what we are doing on this Saturday when Austin Maxheimer came by. This video played during the offering at OneLife West on June 5, 2016.
This is from Palm Sunday 2016. Download here: WestminsterPalmSunday20160320 Here is the outline of what I preached. Background In 166 BC, Judas Maccabee lead a revolt against the Greek-influenced Jews and the Greek leadership of the Seleucid rulers. Antiochus Ephiphanies had sacrificed a pig in the temple and set up an idol to Zeus INSIDE […]
Click here to download the MP3 This is my second sermon from the month on the Gospel of John.
These are my notes and commentary from a prayer meeting in March of 2016. Rus Lyons spoke about God’s compassionate love for us, starting with those funny stale marshmallow hearts with messages in them. I didn’t capture his whole talk because I was taking notes! God has a history of loving His people. When the […]