Psalm 66:5 E Pluribus Unum

Constitutional Convention 1787

Hi Fam! It’s Independence Day Weekend! The 4th of July, 1776. The birthday of our country and the birthday of our freedom! I hope you all love your country and what it all means.

E pluribus unum is our country’s motto officially adopted by the Act of Congress in 1782. It’s Latin for Out of Many, One.

Psalm 66 calls many into One freedom as well—in Jesus only.

Readings: Isaiah 66:10-14, Psalm 66:1-9, Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18, Luke 10:1-20

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I love you guys! Dad

Psalm 143:3-4, 7 When It Rains, It Pours!

When it rains, it pours! Have you ever had this happen in your life?

Hi Family!

Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, when you think that things are chuggin’ along, it begins to rain. And then there are times when it pours! It’s one thing after another after another. These are the times when a person feels physically, emotionally, and spiritually drained. A person can feel like there’s absolutely no hope. Where do we turn in times of deluge? We turn where King David turned. We turn to God and His Messiah!

Readings for Pentecost Day: Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 143, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:23-31

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I love you guys! Dad

Psalm 23:4 Mom Can’t Always Be There

A Blessed & Happy Mothers’ Day!!

Hi Fam!

It’s Mother’s Day, so give thanks to God for Mom. She’s the best and has a real mother-shepherd’s heart for each and every one of you. God gives you one Mom!

Mom’s been there for each of you through thick and thin. I don’t have to tell you that. And Mom will be there for every day praying and willing to help. But Mom can’t be all the time. That’s where Psalm 23:4 comes in!

The 4th Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday) Readings: Acts 20:17-35, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30

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I love you guys! Dad

Psalm 148:14 Live In Reveille, Not In Taps

Reveille: The call that the new day is here!

Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter: Acts 5:12-21, Psalm 148, Revelation 1:4-18, John 20:19-31

Hi Fam!

Easter is FARRRR from over. In fact, it’s just begun! The Christian Church celebrates 7 weeks of Easter as one, long day!

What makes you afraid? Do you stand up in your faith and live it out? Is the risen Jesus something to be proud of and tell others about Him? There are a lot of things in this world that can make us afraid, or doubt, or whatever. But that’s living a life under taps. God wants His people to live in Reveille!

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I love you guys! Dad

Psalm 138:1-2 New Windows. New Vision

What’s your view in life?

Hi Family! What kind of window do you have in your life? How do you “see” things in this world? In your life? With your relationship to God?

The readings for today give us a clear vision of God in Jesus Christ! Love, Dad

Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 138 Luke 5:1-11

Here’s the Message: New Windows

Psalm 91 Getting To Know You

Getting To Know You

Here’s my sermon for Epiphany 3 on Psalm 91

Psalm 4 Feeling Squeezed? Pray!

Hi Fam!

This is my sermon from Easter 3 (April 18). King David felt squeezed and hemmed by his enemies and oppressors. They ridiculed him for praying to God, who doesn’t seem to hear prayer. King David knew otherwise, and still encouraged his enemies to at least consider God before acting any further.

HR1 is included in this sermon because it’s poised to really put a squeeze on Christians, Christianity, and Christian ethics.

I love you guys! Dad

1Samuel 3 The Direction Changer

Jesus is your Direction Changer! Follow His direction!

Hi Family!

Yes. It’s been a while. Nevertheless, we’re in the Epiphany season where the Light of the Christmas Child needs to get out into a spiritually and morally dark world–now more than ever! This is the kids’ version of the sermon.

Isaiah 64:1 An Unpredictable Christmas

How “Unpredictable”!

Hi Family! And Happy New Year! This is the First Sunday in Advent, which means that this is the first Day of the New Church Year!

The word ‘advent’ comes from the Latin which means ‘coming’. The readings in November had us looking up toward Jesus as we wait for His final return, and Advent begins where we left off–looking up and waiting for Jesus’ final return.

Here’s the kids’ version of today’s sermon:

I love you guys! Dad