Asking for a Friend: A six week study on how to move toward mental health.
Sermons with added bonus content.
And in case you’re interested, here’s the song I quote during the message.
When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?
Let’s make Sunday as enjoyable–and worshipful–as possible. Here’s the link to our YouTube page where you’ll find the broadcast. If you’re tired of boring Zoom business meetings, try Zoom Church with your friends. Put the service on the TV and connect with a few people on Zoom or Google Hangouts on another device. Admit it,Continue reading “SSC Living Room Worship March 29”
How do we act responsibly toward others in the spiritual aspects of life? Here are the notes if you want to use them to follow along, and here’s the story about David that I used in the message.
James 2:14-26 14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm andContinue reading “Faith in Action”
Here are the notes in case you want to follow along. “I Have a Dream” As I mentioned in my sermon, Martin Luther King’s most famous speech can be divided into two sections. If you watch the video below, up until the 10:45 mark or so, you can see him frequently looking down at hisContinue reading “Words Matter”
Jessica Kelly continues our study in James (and knocks it out of the park). The notes are here if you want to fill in the blanks as you listen.
Due to some sound issues, the sermon video starts about a couple minutes in. Good news, the first minute or so was primarily me talking about the limitations of will power and asking “Is the mic working yet?” If you want to follow along with the notes, they are here. However, I make a fewContinue reading “Wisdom, Not Will Power”
One of the toughest questions we ask: Why doesn’t God answer certain prayers, sometimes the ones we want most? The teaching guide is here, and the points that aren’t in the guide are here: God doesn’t answer wisdom and alignment prayers because we lack the faith to act on what we know is right. GodContinue reading “Why God Doesn’t Answer Prayer”
We’re back in James to finish up the series, Faith in the Real World. We covered the first half last fall. As to how/why it took half a 13-week series to get to the end of chapter one, well, I may talk about that this next Sunday. Yesterday I started out talking about t-shirts andContinue reading “Hurry Up and Listen”
I’m a week late with this one. I’ll blame it on the tattoo (which I talked about getting a couple weeks ago and showed off this week). Here is a link to the online notes to help you follow along. And these are the first few points I put on the screen but not inContinue reading “Conversations That Matter”
Sunday was a tag-team message with Jessica Kelly as we discussed male and female roles in marriage, comparing cultural expectations, church expectations, and Biblical principles. The teaching guide is available here. Before the message began, I spent about fifteen minutes explaining the position title we’d agreed on for Jessica moving forward. It is a testimonyContinue reading “Uncoupling from Culture: Sunday Message Recap”
Here is the teaching guide if you want to take notes. And yes, this one includes the second time in my life I’ve cussed during a sermon. It’s toward the end. As was the case the first time (about a decade ago), I talked myself into a corner. To say anything less would have drainedContinue reading “Parenting for Success”
Here are the notes you can follow while you’re listening. And the three primary pics I used: Three things you are probably doing wrong. You’re trying to achieve balance in the midst of chaos. You’re forgetting when and where you are. You’re pretending time is flexible and expandable. The quotes I used: “Action expresses priorities”Continue reading “You’re Doing It Wrong”
This is Daisy, the star of Sunday’s message. Miss this dog a lot. And if you wonder what it was like to see her run, here’s a video, not of her, but of another Podenco Canaris racing a regular dog. (You can skip the first half of the video where absolutely nothing is happening.) WeContinue reading “The Value of a Fence, with Extras”
I enjoyed preaching/teaching Sunday’s message. The illustration about the child stuck in a room with a shattered mirror came to me during the first service. Love it when God gives me stuff like that in the moment. I will use that one again. Here’s the original outline, though I changed the last point to this:Continue reading “Kanye and Playing Favorites”
Here is the extra content for this week’s sermon, My Stuff. First, the stuff that didn’t make the “official notes” but I think you might want. It’s not wrong to be among the “Haves.” Having things means having options. Options bring opportunities. If you’re a “have” God believes you have the potential to take advantageContinue reading ““My Stuff” Message Resources”
During yesterday’s message (10/21/19) I mentioned that James chapter one acts like a table of contents for the entire book. Specifically, every topic addressed in chapters 2-5 with the exception of the final two verses is introduced in chapter one. In case anyone found that interesting, here is that table of contents in, of course,Continue reading “James’ Table of Contents”