Kardia – Heart

I was prompted to dig deeper as I looked at todays verse of the day on www.biblegateway.com Romans 10:9-10 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

Mirrors – The Revelation of Grace

I’ve come to a realization: How I look at myself in the mirror impacts the way I enjoy my day. But let’s rewind a little bit to last week. I was at the YMCA doing my thing. There are three reasons to look in the mirror at the YMCA: Balance and Form: This is what the mirrors are there for. They help us to maintain proper form while we perform

Is Information The Universal Religion?

In the past 20 years our world has changed in ways we couldn’t have imagined. We live in what has been called the ‘Information Age.’ The amount of information in the world is growing at about 53% per year. We have moved from books, shorthand writing and typewriters to ebooks, data entry and texting. We have gone from cassette tape to CD to iPod to iCloud. I Can now access my entire

A Merciless Nobody – Pastor Anthony

1 Peter 2:9-10 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Observation: Peter is reminding the people of

Mona Lisa – Pastor Anthony

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:6-9 & Isaiah 36:18-20 Let’s go to New York City and see Van Gogh’s Starry Night. We could then fly to Paris and see Leonardo’s Mona Lisa and some of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies. Skyline to Madrid and check out Picasso’s Guernica. Might as well have supper with Jesus in Milan and go see God do His thing on the ceiling in The Creation of Adam at

Brackish Faith – Pastor Anthony

Scripture: James 3:6-12 Observation: Our tongue is destructive. The words we say have the power to consume and destroy. The corruptness of our nature is most easily seen in our words. The words we say are not just indicative of where we are, but also where we are going. Toxic words set ‘the whole course of one’s life on fire.’ The junk we spew today will continue to decay and

Show Me Faith – Pastor Anthony

Scripture: James 2:14-17, 24 Observation: Just like James 1- ‘If a person claims to be religious and does not keep a tight rein in on their tongue, their religion is useless.’ James is making a convincing argument that our Faith is manifested in what we do and say. People today hate to be told what to do; and thus have looked for the easy street of faith. People somehow have

Profess-In-All- (Professional) – Pastor Anthony

Scripture: James 1:26-27 & 22 Observation: James is making the push for whole life impacting faith. he is saying, ‘Quit wasting time in religious activity and start getting real with a faith that will change your life and impact those around you.’ James 3:10 ‘Out of the same mouth come blessing/praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be/this is not right!’ The whole point of spiritual discipline/religious activity, is

Public Blood Bath – Pastor Anthony –

Scripture: Hebrews 13:11-13 Observation/application: The author was writing within the context of a people who were born in Law and where the ‘temple’ was the central physical place of worship – the synagogue being the local place. It was time to leave the familiarities of Judaism and leave it’s place of worship. This was sure to result in rejection as lots of pride must be swallowed in making the statement

Embalmed and Guilt Free – Pastor Anthony –

Scripture: Hebrews 10:2-7 Observation: If a sacrifice or sin offering actually had the ability to “perfect” us, repeated offerings wouldn’t be required – If that could happen people would not return to worship in guilt with offerings, but they would be guilt free and never again approach God with sin offerings. BUT Christ did! But He – as high priest, did not offer the blood of bulls and goats; but