Category: Pastor’s Blog

Jeremiah 15:10 and 11

Some more pretty intense verses from Jeremiah. Note the reversal. Alas, my mother, that you gave me birth,    a man with whom the whole land strives and contends!I have neither lent nor borrowed,    yet everyone curses me. 11 The Lord said, “Surely I will deliver you for a good purpose;    surely I will make your enemies plead with you    in times of disaster and times of […]

Song of Praise: Psalm 150

From the Message Bible– 1-6Hallelujah! Praise God in his holy house of worship, praise him under the open skies; Praise him for his acts of power, praise him for his magnificent greatness; Praise with a blast on the trumpet, praise by strumming soft strings; Praise him with castanets and dance, praise him with banjo and […]

Psalm 8: “How Great Thou Art!”

From the King James Bible upon which the Psalm 8-inspired hymn “How Great Thou Art” is drawn, to the late 20th century dynamic equivalent translation by the Message Bible, Psalm 8 declares the glories of God the Creator. From the Message Bible: 8:1 God, brilliant Lord,    yours is a household name. 2 Nursing infants gurgle choruses about […]

Father’s Day Message

The following is my Father’s Day outline for this Sunday, June 19th. Happy Father’s Day! Father’s Day Message: “WE NEED FATHERS!… AND THE HEAVENLY FATHER” INTRODUCTION                 Chicago, many mass shooters                 Pregnancy Centers WE NEED FATHERS!                 Raise up a child… [not a guarantee]                 How not to raise a child                    Eli—would not […]

Another Great Reversal: “But God!”

What the great Welsh preacher D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones called “The Great Adversative,” the apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 2:4, “But… God.” Paul writes about God’s offer to reverse the curse, to reverse our eternal destination, because of His great love for us. Jesus on the cross has provided a “way of reconciliation,” which is the […]

Esther’s Great Reversal

God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways. One such person is a young Jewish woman named Hadassah. She was raised by her uncle Mordecai. When there became an opening for King Xerxes’ queen, Hadassah was selected as a candidate. She was given another name–Esther. In the meantime an evil man tricked Xerxes into signing a […]