Restored to Follow Jesus. Sermon from John 21:1-19

Using examples from my life and questions for you to reflect and consider- I reason that God has uniquely pursued us that we may choose to follow Him. How will you respond to this invitation? This blog post has a video of my sermon (but the whole service can be seen via Facebook on the…

Responding to the cross. Sermon from Luke 23, Acts 3, Romans 3

What is our response to Jesus’ death on the cross? Jesus is the undeserved gift for you and for me.  This is the message and hope that we share- the gift of Jesus Christ. In this sermon preached at Little Deer Creek Baptist Church in Texas, I share 3 points of response to consider as…

#ifgathering2022 Live or Livestreamed March 4-5

Wondering why I'm not posting so much this year about the non-profit organization called IF:Gathering? Well it's because I'm taking a little break from that since this year, I'm not hosting this gathering, I'm attending- in person- in Dallas! This is exciting for me to be able to see a bit of the other side,…

God is a God of miracles often leading us step by step. Sermon from Mark 6:30-44

As I prepared for a faithful sermon Sunday, I was well aware of the invasion of Russia into Ukraine, the collapse of the stock market (and loss of funds for many people), ongoing COVID-19 concerns, friends and family with serious ongoing medical needs, deaths, and personally for me- my husband's upcoming retirement, struggles with parenting…

Men and women serving together in the church webinar resources by Missio Alliance

An excellent 1 hour webinar titled, "Full Partners: Women and Men Serving Together in the Church" was hosted by Missio Alliance today. 30 minutes were given to briefly explore the 5 'phases' of a church transitioning from 'complementarianism' to an 'egalitarianism' model. They opened with the example of 'Bent Tree Bible Church' here in Texas…

Are you ready to meet Jesus? Sermon from Luke 19:1-10

Over Advent and Christmas, we were expectantly waiting and looking for Jesus. Some remember the Epiphany, which was this time recorded in Matthew 2:1-12, where the wise men (or sages) travelled long distances to see the baby Jesus. They were looking for him and responded to the signs of his presence. The "wise men" were…