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I will remember out loud the truth about who God is. Isaiah 63:7-14 November 23, 2014 Depression and preaching I could not sit down on Thursday of this past week to write this sermon without hearing Wednesday night in my head.  This fall I have been leading a marriage class each Wednesday evening, mostly video-based.  […]

“Fear does not work as long as there is hope.”  (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) Isaiah 61:1-11 November 16, 2014 A glimmer of hope About a year and a half ago, I shared from this pulpit that Linda and I had gone to see the first film in a trilogy called “The Hunger Games.”  I […]

“Love is the answer, but it is the type of love that may cost everything.” Isaiah 43:1-13; Ephesians 1:4-5 November 2, 2014 – Orphan Sunday Willful obedience I have asked several adoptive parents this week why they chose to adopt.  The parents I asked specifically were parents who already had biological children when they adopted.  […]

When you feel abandoned by God, Isaiah urges you to remember. Isaiah 40:26-31 October 26, 2014 Too weary to believe I really wanted to preach today, even though I knew I would be tired this weekend.  Most of you know and Linda and I just returned Friday morning from a 12-day trip to the Holy […]

“Mercy triumphs over judgment.”  (James) Isaiah 52:13-53:12 October 5, 2014 A good problem Isaiah is a problem for many Bible readers.  For one thing, he has a credibility problem, and he knows it:  “Who has believed our message?” (53:1). Even today, Isaiah is one of the most hotly debated books of the Bible, in part […]