Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Luke 11: 1-13 Years ago, I had the privilege of serving a dear lady as her pastor.  Her name was Norma.  Norma loved to come to worship.  She loved to come to Bible class. She loved our little church. Norma had a problem though.  You couldn’t miss it if you looked at her hands. They were twisted all out of […]

Come and Sit at Jesus’ feet

Luke 10: 38-42 | July 25, 2010 The hymn we just sang says something that cannot be said enough in this world where we are tempted to put God’s Word after all kinds of other things instead of before.  Think again about the words of this hymn that recall the lesson Jesus taught dear Martha. One thing’s needful; Lord, this […]

Lord, Make us Your Kind of Neighbors

Deuteronomy 24: 17-22 | July 18, 2010 17 Do not deprive the alien or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge.  18 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you from there. That is why I command you to do this. 19 When you are harvesting in […]

You who are Spiritual…

Galatians 6:1-10; 14-16 | July 11,2010 Have you heard people say; I have.  I’m not religious, but I am spiritual . The reason I bring it up is because Paul writes here:  You who are spiritual. Understand something.  There’s a world of difference between those two statements. The person who says I’m not religious but spiritual has chosen to go […]

Freedom! Use it. Don’t abuse it.

Galatians 5:1,13-25 | July 4, 2010 I get my haircut by a lady who has a shop in Petaluma. Now before I go on I want to make something clear.  Your pastor does not have  a hair stylist cut his hair. I think of her as a barber. Now let me tell you about her.  She grew up in Vietnam.  […]