The Knock-Off Jesus

Well, today was one of THOSE days. When we reached the point in the service where I began the service, I couldn’t find my notes, I couldn’t find my manuscript, and I really didn’t try to find my PowerPoint. But, I knew the PowerPoint was also in the master PowerPoint for the whole service. AsContinue reading “The Knock-Off Jesus”

Let’s Sing: O Come, O Come Emanuel

This is the second post in the blog series Let’s Sing. To find the other posted Carols of the season, see the index, O come, O come, EmmanuelAnd ransom captive IsraelThat mourns in lonely exile hereUntil the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! EmmanuelShall come to thee, O Israel Rejoice! Rejoice! EmmanuelShall come toContinue reading “Let’s Sing: O Come, O Come Emanuel”

I Want to Thank…

But I will thank the Lord        for his righteousness;    I will sing praises        to the name of the Lord Most High. (Psalm 7:17, Common English Bible) If you would prefer video, see below… I sat in my office listening to him talk. He spoke at length about being, “a good for nothing.” He didn’t have any talent. God didn’t give himContinue reading “I Want to Thank…”

Doing Good

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17, New International Version) Video Below This is the first Wednesday with the Wesley’s I have presented in a while. Today it wasn’t really planned that way,Continue reading “Doing Good”

What Would It Look Like?

42 The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. 43 A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. 44 All the believers were united and shared everything. 45 They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone whoContinue reading “What Would It Look Like?”

All Roads Lead to “Silence”

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mindsContinue reading “All Roads Lead to “Silence””

Were You Really Blind?

46 Jesus and his followers came into Jericho. As Jesus was leaving Jericho, together with his disciples and a sizable crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, Timaeus’ son, was sitting beside the road. 47 When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was there, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, show me mercy!” 48 Many scolded him, telling himContinue reading “Were You Really Blind?”

Why Me?

23 A person’s steps are made secure by the Lord    when they delight in his way.24 Though they trip up, they won’t be thrown down,    because the Lord holds their hand. (Proverbs 37:23-24, Common English Bible) I know, I am late again. I debated with myself yesterday and ended up not writing at all. I wanted to write today (Monday) but toContinue reading “Why Me?”

Sick and Tired of Being Tired

28 Do you not know?Have you not heard?Yahweh is the everlasting God,the Creator of the whole earth.He never grows faint or weary;there is no limit to His understanding.29 He gives strength to the wearyand strengthens the powerless. (Isaiah 40:28-29, Holman Christian Standard Bible) When I was in the Navy, we were at sea on exercises and theContinue reading “Sick and Tired of Being Tired”

Forever Days

Today is another Song Styles Saturday. This is a new song in both lyrics and music. I wrote the lyrics yesterday and just finished the music this morning. The song is in Memory of My Brother-in-Law, Victor Campbell who passed away last Sunday. I knew Victor for almost 20 years. I knew him to beContinue reading “Forever Days”