Welcome to the First Day of the Week

What are the most powerful words you've ever heard? Perhaps they were spoken by a politician or a preacher. Or maybe they were written in a favorit...

Branches and Belief

If you’ve ever driven toward the beach, then you know the feeling of seeing the first palm tree along the road. We’re almost there! If you had been...

Mary Quite Contrary

Sometimes, I don't know how to say thank you. I mean, saying the words is one thing. But what about those instances when even the most heartfelt “than...
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The Resurrection and the Life

What happens when you call out to Jesus and it seems like he responds too late? What happens when the tragedy isn’t averted, the sickness isn’t hea...

The Shepherd and His Sheep

This week, we will be hearing from John 10, where Jesus famously says, “I am the good shepherd.” It is one of my favorite passages in the entire Bi...

Blind Man’s Bluff

Life is filled with questions. And no questions loom larger in our lives than the questions of tragedy. Why do bad things happen? Who is to blame for ...

Doubt and Deliverance

Have you ever had reason to doubt Jesus? Perhaps we are uncomfortable to admit we have, but many of us (myself included!) have known seasons or cir...

Sir, Give Us This Bread Always

“Sir, give us this bread always.” For many of us, meals are a big deal. We prepare them; we count their calories; we look forward to them; and, occ...

Do You Want to Get Well?

Desperate people will try just about anything. From infomercials to the latest fad diets, we seek out answers that often seem too good to be true. ...