Teaching, Helping and Encouraging Spiritual Growth

Single Mom? Overwhelmed? God Can Help!

Over the years as a pastor I have encountered many single mothers who struggle to survive in a very cold and cruel world. How my heart goes out to them. They live in an unjust and uncaring world and need understanding, compassion, support and love.

Some single mom’s have parents or relatives or friends who can help them, and this goes a long way to bring stability and security into their lives. Yet, many are on their own. Continue Reading →

Do You Ever Feel Distant From God?

As a Christian have you ever felt like you are on your own? Do you ever feel like God is far away and disinterested in the details of your life? Do you ever feel like there is really no plan for your life but you are just living out a boring day to day routine with no particular direction? As a Christian what does God advise to counter these feelings?

Psalm 37:23-24 NLT The Lord directs the steps of the godly. Continue Reading →

Are You Like Zaccheaus?

Here is a recent sermon I taught about a man named Zaccheaus who had an encounter with Jesus. It is a little longer than my normal post, but I think it is worth reading. God bless you as you learn how this despised and hated little tax collector was changed forever! God bless, Dick

How many of you remember learning about Zaccheaus as a child? Do you remember the song about Zaccheaus? “Zaccheaus was a wee little man, a wee little man was he! Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Ambushed By Pride!

One of the really important attributes that reveals that a person is a child of God is humility. What does humility look like? To be humble is to have a right perspective of your relationship with God. A humble person knows who God is and recognizes His Deity and His absolute superiority over all things, including themselves. A humble person knows how big God is and how little they are. A humble person realizes his own insignificance compared to God. Continue Reading →