When You are Hated…, Part 2 Romans 12:17-21 November 15, 2020 We all have expectations for relationships. We have desires for how they will work and what we will receive through those relationships. However, we live in a fallen world, so… Our relationships will never work completely according to our plan Our relationships will never […]Read More Sermon: When You are Hated, Pt. 2
When You are Hated… Romans 12:14-16 November 8, 2020 Like you, I’ve had relationships where I’ve known the other person didn’t like me. Those are hard relationships. You know that and have experienced that. But I don’t know that I’ve had anyone ever really hate me — hate me to the point of working against […]Read More Sermon: When You are Hated
When Life is Hard… Romans 12:12-13 November 1, 2020 I am what you might call a “fair-weather exerciser.” I prefer to get my exercise outdoors, but I prefer to get it within certain parameters. I don’t like it (and generally won’t go) when it’s over 80° and I definitely won’t go when it’s below 40° […]Read More Sermon: When Life is Hard
Relationships in Christ’s ChurchRomans 12:9-11October 18, 2020 While the Bible is a big book, we sometimes forget the simplicity and conciseness of its teaching. It is a big book, but the overall message is not complicated. When I share the gospel I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone say, “wait a minute — that’s really […]Read More Sermon: Relationships in Christ’s Church
What About Prophecy? Romans 12:6 October 11, 2020 One of the questions I am asked most often is about the charismatic sign gifts (tongues, miracles, and prophecy primarily) — what is GBC’s position and my position on those gifts? It’s an important question to ask because it affirms where we receive power for ministry and […]Read More Sermon: What About Prophecy?
In the 1920s, Harvey Penick purchased a red spiral notebook and began keeping a diary of his observations about golf. He only shared the book with his son until he mentioned it to Austin reporter Bud Shrake in an interview in 1991. He asked Shrake if he thought anyone would be interested in publishing the […]Read More Beware of a temptation of spiritual gifts
A few years ago Money magazine reported that, “When researchers at Duke, Harvard, and Northwestern asked investors how their mutual funds performed last year compared with Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, a third claimed their funds outperformed the market by at least 5 percent. One in six said their funds fared better by more than […]Read More Thinking with sound judgment