What The Cross Did For Us (Easter 2019)

14May

The Cross and the Empty Tomb were not tools used to enable us to live with our loved ones forever. They were the method God used to restore our relationship with Him.

The Unwanted King (Easter 2019)

14May

No one important wanted Jesus to come to Jerusalem during Passover.  Not the Pharisees. Not the Sanhedrin.  Not the Romans.  Yet, the people – the poor, the weak, the outcasts – treated him like the royalty that he was.

Broken Heroes: Silver Images

14May

The story of Micah and the Levite reminds us how clinging to idols can rob a place of it’s true glory.

Broken Heroes: The Price of a Haircut

14May

Samson’s fall from grace reminds us of the way Satan works to cut us off from God.

Broken Heroes: Riddles and Jawbones

14May

After God set into motion a plan to deliver His people from the Philistines; Samson displays superhuman strength when he tore apart a lion with his bare hands, and also when he killed 1,000 men with the jawbone of a donkey. These stories show us what it means to be empowered by God.

Broken Heroes: Dedicated to God

14May

What does it mean to be called by God? Before Samson ever took a breath, his life had a purpose.  Like Samuel and John the Baptist that followed, Samson shows us what it means to be set apart for the work of God.

Broken Heroes: True King/False King

14May

Abimelek took all that his father, Gideon, had accomplished, and allowed his pride to undo the work of the Lord.

Broken Heroes: Our Weakness

25Mar

The first part of Gideon’s story is a vivid reminder that God doesn’t call the “best of the best” to lead.  Gideon was insecure, fearful and doubted God’s choice.  He reminds us that we are ultimately weak, an admission most of us can’t seem to make.

Broken Heroes: A Woman of God

25Mar

Long before Wonder Woman became our favorite modern female hero, Deborah was used by God to lead His people.

Broken Heroes: Left-Handed People Matter!

25Mar

Even someone whose sole defining characteristic was being left-handed (Ehud) can be used to lead God’s people.

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