Thursday, August 24, 2017

Now Hiring an Associate Pastor!

Last night First Church overwhelmingly voted to create a new full-time staff position of Children & Families Pastor; I am so proud we launched out in faith!  Now comes the sifting through resumes and finding the candidate the Holy Spirit has for us.  Pray for us.  It's exciting!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

92 The King on the Sign of Jonah and Judgment


For Christ's generation who saw his miracles and still were too hard-hearted to repent, the Sign of Jonah was a sign of their doom.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

7 Defeating Demons (The Sword of the Spirit)


The Word of God defeats demons because it is truth in a world of lies and light in a world of darkness. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

6 Defeating Demons (The Helmet of Salvation)



The batteries in my wireless mic went dead so we lost the last 10 minutes of the lesson. C'est la vie. "It's all good on Mahood!"

91 The King Explains that Words Reveal the Soul


Think words are meaningless things spoken without consequence? Think again. Words reveal the spiritual condition of the one saying them.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Jesus Wants What He Paid For


We celebrated the life of a dear saint in our church who is now with Jesus. I changed my sermon to reflect the beautiful tribute that her family gave. NOTE: I learned the phrase, "Jesus wants what he paid for," at a Promise Keepers convention several years ago. In his presentation Joe White used it and it has stuck with me ever since.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

5 Defeating Demons (The Shield of Faith)


Faith protects our beliefs when life get rough by trusting in the loving heart of God.