Thin Ice Under Big People

Jeff Humility, pride, Service

In the midst of a work-from-home day on Monday, with unusual quietness, few interruptions and a welcome break from routine office atmosphere, I found myself at two different points surprised with one aspect of my flesh that is still alive and kicking.  The specifics of these two occasions are not really important, but I will tell you that the battle …

You Really Need To Make That Call

Jeff Endurance, pride, Uncategorized

Samson was a human see-saw. Up one moment and way down the next, this man’s life is one of the most interesting of all the people in the Old Testament. I’ve often wanted to preach his biography and call it “Squandered Potential” as his is a tale of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Few people in Scripture disappoint …

Revenge & The Rarely Offered Prayer

Jeff FAITH, pride, Relationships

There is the unfortunate occasion for most of us to discern that we have become an enemy to another.  It can happen a dozen different ways but we know the experience of having someone gunning for us, hoping to bring us down.  They make speak against us or commit to resist us in ways that provide opportunity for our harm. …

Everyone’s Battle

Jeff Church Life, pride, Service, Spiritual Warfare, Worship

Sunday’s high call is to worship Christ and serve others.  That sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?  Truly it would be if not for one persistent problem that continually seeks to get in the way.  Nope, not the devil.  It’s not your spouse, your children, the weather, the economy or the person who did you wrong… Your biggest obstacle to worshiping …