Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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Turning Limitations into Opportunities

The size of your faith will ultimately determine the size of your opportunity. When a limitation comes, do you have enough faith to see it as an opportunity? Every limitation will test your faith. So ask yourself..... Do I see limitations or opportunities? Do I think...

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Christians in an Age of Outrage

Our world is changing. We live in a fractured and broken world that desperately needs healing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But too often it is the world that is making changes to the church, rather than the church positively changing our world. Today's...

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Speaking in Tongues? Some Warnings.

Speaking in tongues is a most controversial spiritual gift. I preached a message from 1 Corinthians 14 this past Sunday and shared some of its principles with our congregation. I thought I would share them with you. Problems surrounding speaking in tongues have been...

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Real Love

“Love is a many-splendored thing.” . . . “Love is all you need.” . . . “Love conquers all.” . . . “Love lifts us up where we belong.” . . . “Love is in the air.” . . . “I will always love you…” “I really want to love somebody.” “What the world needs now is love, sweet...

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Christian Unity: Four Reasons

Bacon and eggs. Peanut butter and jelly. Chips and salsa. Oreos and milk. French fries and ketchup.  Some things are just better together. God designed the church to be better together. The church is best when it is working together. Like a healthy human body, every...

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When Worship Isn’t Worship

What is worship? Worship is more than a song or a speech. Worship is more than a performance or an event on Sunday.  Worship is an inward feeling and outward action that reflect the worth of God. A church's worship service is to be focused on God. Not just leaders,...

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The Danger of Living on the Edge, Part Two

Last week a woman accidentally drove her car off a cliff on Highway 1 on the Pacific Ocean coastway in California. She was found seven days later by surfers, broken bones and hungry, but alive. Many people drive and walk too close to the edge of cliffs. I guess they...

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The Danger of Living on the Edge, Part One

Move your glass away from the edge!!! I can still recall hearing those words from my mom at the dinner table. I would get a drink of milk and then put my glass near the edge so I could reach it next time. However, she felt it was too close to the edge. It might fall...

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Exercise Your Right to Give Up Your Rights

Human Rights!? Ever since the Constitutional Bill of Rights, many in our country have protested in favor of their personal rights. When we feel rights have been violated, we protest. Difficulty and chaos enter when rights collide. However, maybe a Christian option is...

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