July 21 — The Foundation of Joy

July 21 — The Foundation of Joy

Joy is an act of obedience. We are commanded to rejoice in God. If obedience is doing what God commands, then joy is not merely the spin-off of obedience, it is obedience. The Bible tells us over and over to pursue joy: “Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous...

June 14 — The Deadly Disease of Comparison-itis

June 14 — The Deadly Disease of Comparison-itis

Scrolling through social media, seeing friends’ highlight reels, and thinking, “Wow, they’ve got it all together. Why don’t I?” It’s natural to compare, but from a biblical perspective, it’s a trap that can rob us of joy and contentment. Paul, the apostle, nails it in...

July 7 — Exploring the Spirit-filled life

July 7 — Exploring the Spirit-filled life

Living a spirit-filled life is all about embracing God’s presence in every moment of your day. It’s about allowing the Holy Spirit to guide, comfort, and empower you as you navigate life’s ups and downs. This journey begins with a simple yet profound decision: to...

A refreshing faith

A refreshing faith

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Acts 3:19 (NIV) What does it mean to be refreshed? It is to be revived, enlivened, invigorated, rejuvenated, energized, restored, recharged, or...

You’re not the boss of me!

You’re not the boss of me!

Sometimes we don’t know what to do and would like someone just to tell us what to do. But most of the time, we don’t like to be bossed about. “I’m my own man or woman,” we say. “No one tells me what to do.” “You’re not the boss of me.” And if we don’t say these things...

Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression

A woman sat in my counseling room and heaved that long and somewhat discouraging sigh I had come to associate with the depressed. Her name could have been “Mrs. Everything”—you name it, she had it. Leaving her expensive ranch-style home and a wardrobe filled with...

Finding balance

Finding balance

Balance is such a difficult thing. It requires putting the right amount of stress on the right things and that’s sometimes hard. Take the matter of loving yourself for example. It’s hard to make sure you have the right amount of self-esteem. Too much is pride, egoism,...

Narcissism, Depression and the Bible

Narcissism, Depression and the Bible

This Sunday, we will explore the relationship of Narcissism, Depression and the Bible--seen through the lens of Jeremiah's side-kick, Baruch. Our main passage will be Jeremiah 45. In this passage, we see Baruch's depression and how it is related to his narcissism....

Sermon: Narcissism: The Pinnacle of Pride

Sermon: Narcissism: The Pinnacle of Pride

At the outer limit of these forms of pride is the narcissist. It is one thing to be arrogant, but a narcissist takes it to a much higher level. A know-it-all wants people to listen to him; a narcissist is crushed if he isn’t heard. A vain person desires the approval...

May 26 — 8 Marks of a Better Friend

May 26 — 8 Marks of a Better Friend

This week, we will explore 8 marks of a better friend, taken from the example of the lives of David and Jonathan. Friendship is a much-underestimated aspect of spirituality. It’s every bit as significant as prayer and fasting. Like the sacramental use of water and...

May 19 — Slaying the green-eyed monster of envy

May 19 — Slaying the green-eyed monster of envy

In his tragedy Othello, Shakespeare famously wrote, “O beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” I’m not sure how the color green became synonymous with envy and jealousy, but it’s stuck. Maybe you’ve even heard...

Current Sermon Series

Current Sermon Series

In the current series we will be exploring how the Bible speaks to mental health issues--anxiety, depression, stress and low self-esteem.