Messages from September 2022

Perception

Today begins the Jewish New Year; the feast or festival of trumpets found in Leviticus 23.  Modern Jews call it Rosh Hashanah.  Today begins the year 5783 in the Lord!  It is celebrated as a Sabbath day of celebration where no work is to be done, a food offering is to be brought to the Lord, and with several blasts on the shofar, or trumpet. Though I don’t think that any of us here this morning are Jewish by birth,…

Discerning Jesus

Before getting started this morning, I need to add an important correction to last week’s message. Although Jesus was resurrected from death to life on the third day, He did not ascend back into Heaven until at least 40 days after His death.  I had wrongfully taught that Jesus resurrected, ascended to Heaven, was seated at the right hand of the Heavenly Father, and then decided to return to hang out with His buddies.  This is not a Biblically accurate…

Together With Jesus

This morning, Jesus is renewing His call to us to follow Him.  He’s calling us not only to continue His mission and to do the works that He did (and even greater things), but He’s also reminding us just how much He values just being with us and living life together with us. Luke 5:1-11 Jesus Calls His First Disciples 1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening…

Glory to Glory

God is so awesome!  He meets us and accepts us right where we are at, but always desires to grow and mature us and to take us to a better place.  He wants to do a work in and through us so that we can obtain the full potential for which we were created. There’s a lot that we can learn from our past mistakes, but there is a far better way of doing it.  Learning from the mistakes and…