Ecclesiastes: The Book of Eeyore
As we start a new study series in small group, I am resuming (hopefully) the habit of posting online more often. We’ll see how that goes. Today, we started a study of Ecclesiastes. It is an interesting book written in a much different manner than the rest of the Old Testament that surrounds it. Attributed…
The Ex Leper
On Thursday, people around the country will gather in a feast celebration. Originally, Thanksgiving was celebrated in the United States and Canada to give thanks for the blessing of the harvest. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Other countries…
The Sunday morning fashion show
Does what you wear to church really matter?
Yelling (bleep) at church and other lessons about gravity
We’re all human and sometimes we blurt out words…
How to reach people
Are small groups wearing thin or is your approach the problem?
Light in sorrow
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us. — Meister Eckhart There is a purpose for everything. Without darkness, there is no light. Without evil, there would be no free will. Without suffering, there would be no spiritual…
Obadiah, Edom and modern Israel
Last week, I put together a short study on the book of Obadiah. By some accounts, it is the least popular book of the Bible—although that is based on the number of searches on a website. Still, with the exception of Jonah, the 12 prophets or the minor prophets section of the Old Testament tends…
If you look for evil
Negativity can ruin your life. It can skew your view of others, lower your expectations, and blind you to blessings. Proverbs 11:27 says “if you search for good, you will find favor. If you search for evil, it will find you.” There is suffering in life. We are made stronger by our struggles but the…
Rapture Teaching: Is it Harming the Church?
Can we spend too much time looking at the end times stories and waste the time were were supposed to spend bearing fruit?