Good News in Tough Times

Luke 2:7-10 Introduction This text describes some tough times. First, it was tax time. Time to pay those infamous taxes that make the middle class and the poor cringe. It was tax time. And in order to pay the tax, Joseph and Mary had to travel all the way back to Bethlehem, the city ofContinue reading “Good News in Tough Times”

Forgiveness: Where Do I Draw the Line?

Introduction Forgiveness is the one weapon Satan cannot defeat in the Church. And this week our lectionary text answers the question: “How often should I forgive somebody who offends me?” Or “When is enough enough?” I want to deal with this issue of how often we should forgive those who offend us. I want toContinue reading “Forgiveness: Where Do I Draw the Line?”

Aborted Dreams

  Dreams shattered by inactivity they were meant to be mine meant to bless me aborted dreams.   Dreams, not yet ready to give birth timing was all wrong, went to the clinic dreams shattered in one instant aborted dreams.   Dreams fueled by purpose planned, examined, and broadcast nevertheless, distracted, discouraged, detoured. aborted dreams.Continue reading “Aborted Dreams”

The Main Thesis of the Bible

The Bible reveals a mind boggling history between a people and their God. Stories abound that chronicle both the negative and positive interactions among a people, their God, and their neighbors. Some stories rise to epic heights and Hollywood creates movies to capture there grandeur, i.e. “The Ten Commandments.” Other stories depict the people atContinue reading “The Main Thesis of the Bible”