Drive through Ashes

Drive Thru Ashes(The Song – “Dust in the Wind” begins the Sermon) Marisa got a guitar for Christmas. I gave her a couple songs to work on and practice. One was an inside out Travis picking style song called, “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas, written by Kerry Livgren. Livgren says it was just a … [Read more…]

Why aren’t we growing?

Why do people keep asking what do we need to do to grow? What are the common characteristics of growing churches? What are indicators of decline? Recently I saw a graph that showed churches that focused on survival or inward were in decline. The same graph showed churches that had a vision for outreach and … [Read more…]

Christmas Eve Sermon 2016

Christmas Eve 2016 – “A Hot Mess” When I first thought of the title for my Christmas Eve Sermon, “a hot mess”, my thinking was that I wanted to convey the context of our Lord’s incarnation, why God becomes one of us. I wanted to say that God chose willingly to enter into this messy … [Read more…]