Jesus, A Wonderful/Powerful Name

I have based this Christmas sermon series on the song, "What a Beautiful Name,"  because it emphasizes the reasons God sent His only Son, Jesus, to rescue us from our sins. In part one of this series we looked at the beautiful name of Jesus; how that the name Jesus was relayed to Joseph, in a dream and how that the name Jesus means, Jehovah is Salvation or, Savior. Today we'll conclude this series with a look at how the name of Jesus is both wonderful and powerful. When we think about … [Read more...]

Learning From The Proverbs (Part 4)


  1.  Wisdom is a treasure, 1-6 1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— 3 indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and … [Read more...]

Learning From The Proverbs – Part 3

This is the final section of Proverbs, chapter one. In this passage Solomon gives wisdom a voice. He described wisdom as a person. Personification is a tool writers, speakers and teachers use to attribute human qualities to that which is not human; in this case, wisdom. Proverbs 1: 20-33 20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; 21 on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech: 22 “How long will you who are simple love your … [Read more...]

Learning From The Proverbs – Part 2

  We continue today with our observations from the Proverbs of Solomon. Let's pick up with Proverbs, chapter one, verses 8 through 19. Proverbs 1:8-19 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. There are three important truths I want us to discover or be reminded of from this passage of scripture. The first one is found in verses 8 and 9. Solomon shares this … [Read more...]

Learning from the Proverbs


We're going to spend some time working our way through the Old Testament book of Proverbs. Proverbs is a collection of the wise counsel of Solomon, wisdom from which I feel we should all benefit. Let's begin with Proverbs, chapter one, verses 1 through 7. Proverbs 1:1-7 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2  for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and … [Read more...]

Stepping into the Unknown

stepping into the unknown

One of the most uncomfortable experiences most of us face is when we must try something for the first time. Sometimes this is relatively minor in the grand scheme of things, for instance, tasting a new food or meeting someone new. However, the tension and apprehension increases as the risks increase; such as, interviewing for a new job, doing a major home renovation, moving to a new location, or opting for a surgical procedure. Given our specific temperament we may have different levels of … [Read more...]