Luke 6:27-38 Blessing is a funny thing. Many folks in history, when they went to bestow a blessing on someone they would lay their open hand on them. We do this now with praying for others, when helping them pray. Ministers for a very long time have had a pattern in their worship’s Order of … Continue reading #SoBlessed – Living Your Blessed Life, Now!
Today we are on week two of our series #SoBlessed. Last week we looked at the “Flip-side to blessing.” The very things we think seem to make us blessed, namely material possessions, actually hamper us from being truly blessed. We left off with this word - If Jesus says, “you’re blessed: take comfort. If he … Continue reading #SoBlessed – Jesus At Arm’s Length
The Journey of Grace is not just a theme, but a reflection of a person’s life. We continue on the full journey as we interact and cooperate with the Grace of God. We can press pause, sit down, say “I’m tired or sore. I can’t go any further than this…” God is always going ahead … Continue reading Sufficient Grace
I want to do a quick recap of the mile markers along the way of this Journey of Grace. This trip with its winding roads, pit stops and scenic overlooks. It’s a journey not meant to be rushed but enjoyed and experienced along the way. Before we even got into the car, our journey of … Continue reading Sustaining Grace
Let's recap previous areas we've talked about on the Journey of Grace. This Journey to becoming made a disciple. The first stop along the way has been The Compelling Invitation. Someone's story, their life is so compelling we can't help ourselves. We reflected on the links from John the Baptist all the way to the … Continue reading Sanctifying Grace – Navigating the Gap
Thanks for joining us again at Viroqua Nazarene. We’re in this series called “Journey of Grace.” It’s all about discovering the Grace of God along your path to becoming more and more like his son, Jesus. And becoming more like Christ is the essential characteristic of a person called “Christian.” We talked two weeks ago … Continue reading Saving Grace – “Different Stories, Same Need.”
Thanks for joining us again this week. I usually say when we are in a sermon series that we are “on a journey.” Well this time it is overly intentional. The series is the Journey of Grace. We are discovering how discipleship isn’t a math problem to be solved, but rather a trail to be … Continue reading Sneaky Grace
I'm going to start this new sermon series by addressing some criticism. It’s not personal to me or to our church, but rather criticism some folks have about the Christian Faith and Christian churches. The top criticism not believers and non-church goers have about church is that it’s filled with hypocrites. We hear this frequently, … Continue reading The Journey of Grace – The Compelling Invitation
Making the enemy feel unwelcomed. Two weeks ago, prior to sunday school I was here in the sanctuary praying. I didn’t know why, but an idea came into my mind. You see I was trying to think about rebuking the devil. You know how we sometimes will pray “Holy spirit you are welcome in this … Continue reading Help Wanted. (Devil Need Not Apply)
It is the most bizarre thing I’ve heard in the bible. And that’s saying something since there was a talking donkey in the bible!