A non-guilty Lent

I don’t recall where I was speeding hurrying to get, but I had been listening to the song Christ is Mine by CityAlight when I realized my gas tank wasn’t going to get me there.  Determined to find a place $.02 lower per gallon, I skipped a few gas stations before I finally stopped. As I entered the parking lot and pulled alongside the pump, the bridge of the song hit me: Come, rejoice now, O my…..

Another Sermon Podcast #284

I was out of town last week and forgot to post the weekend’s sermon. How fitting that is for this week’s podcast! https://revjfletcher.sermon.net/pa/21111638.mp3 SHOW NOTES Proverbs 3:1-8 Admonition to Trust and Honour God My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare they will give you. Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them round your neck,…..

A different spirit

Churches are dying. The Christian faith is dying. At least that’s what the reports indicate.  It reminds me of the reports the “spies” came back with when they first explored the land God had promised the Israelites.  In the book of Numbers, a group goes to discover this new land.  Oh, it’s nice alright, but it’s full of giant, dangerous people.  We’ll never be able to go there!  The group said that and I’m sure…..

Vows to keep

I was reading about the nazirite vows.  These vows were made to set oneself apart for God.  Read about it in Numbers 6. It got me wondering about the kinds of vows we make to God and what prompts them.  When was the last time you made a vow to God?  Lent is approaching and I know you may be thinking of making a vow to not drink or eat something in particular. Although I would…..

Sermon Podcast #283

In this week’s episode I’m talking about how I’m not talking about something. The rest is about blessings and God’s glory. Your browser does not support iFrames, please click here to access our media center.  Romans 12:1-3 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world,…..