Learning How to Hate the Little Sins

I find it very easy to look over little sins in my life.  Sins like “white lies”, speeding through “long” yellow lights, talking about someone behind their back to share a “prayer request”, and the moments of self-pity if I don’t get my way. Maybe you think that the “little sins” are all those thoughts…

Where do you run for safety?

This morning I was reminded of the things I go to for salvation other than God. The list was quite depressing. In the prophet Isaiah’s day, the people of Israel went to a literal savior, whose name was Egypt. Assyria was going to attack and Israel made a political alliance with Egypt — the same…

Sermon 8: Sin Darkened Hearts

Sin Darkened Hearts Series: Redemption Pastor Steve Moltumyr Romans 1:18-32 God reveals righteousness and wrath.  Both of them reveal who God is. The wrath of God is a permanent, consistent attribute of God that is a holy response to everything that is unholy. Why do we deserve God’s wrath? We suppress the truth about God. We don’t…

The Incarnation Leads to Joy

If you had a chance to prove Jesus really lived on the earth, what evidence would you give?  A miracle?  A sign?  A revelation?  A dream?  Well, in 1 John 1:1-4, John gives us evidence that is much more concrete than that.  He writes: That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which…

More Thoughts on Loving and Liking

I wanted to clarify a few things from my last post.  Here are four things that I do not mean when I say that loving and liking someone is the same thing: I don’t mean that you have to be buddy-buddy with every person.  There is a way to be gentle, respectful, kind, truthful, and…

Truth is Truth is Truth

From the urban philosopher Lecrae: Man, see some folks say, “All truth is relative, it just depends on what you believe.” You know, “Hey man, ain’t no way to know for sure who God is or what’s really true.” But that means you believe your own statement: that there’s no way to know what’s really…