Posts with the tag “faith”
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's God!
August 18th, 2021
This week is the Atlantic City Airshow. All of us here in the Absecon airshow and many visitors along the shore will have our eyes looking up into the sky. Maybe we should keep doing that even after...
What Kind of Church Do You Dream of?
August 13th, 2021
What are your favorite things about the United Methodist Church at Absecon and what things could make it even better than it already is? Jesus created a church that could always grow, always learn an...
Flat Tires of Faith
August 11th, 2021
Did you ever have a flat tire? Your tire didn't have enough air in it. How did you handle it? in life, there are temporary solutions and permanent solutions. The same is true in our faiths. When ...
August 4th, 2021
We are used to getting assessed...tests at school, projects at work, social commitments from family and friends. But how often do we assess ourselves? In particular, do we ever just stop to consider...
July 23rd, 2021
The storms of life come up on us so quickly sometimes that we never saw them coming....
The Answer Makes a Difference
April 16th, 2021
You see, our faith does nothing to change the truth of who Jesus is. No matter what we choose to believe about Jesus, Jesus is still who he is. Just because we believe something different does not m...
The Impact of My Faith
March 18th, 2021
I don’t find it surprising that Jesus forgives sin... What I find incredible is that the reason Luke gives us is that Jesus “saw THEIR faith.”...
Don't Be Superficial
March 4th, 2021
If one quickly and blindly believes something without examination, that belief can be just as quickly shattered if challenged by an experience that does not line up with the belief....
Experience is Believing
February 6th, 2021
Most of us want evidence for the things in which we believe. It is a built-in trait and the motto of Missouri, the “Show Me” state, to seek confirmation instead of taking other people’s beliefs at fa...
February 2nd, 2021
Faith in God is shown only when we choose to live out the life God has shown us through Jesus Christ. If we trust God, we will do the good works that God has prepared for us as our way of life (see E...
Trust and Faith
January 11th, 2021
If I had known the amount of work that was in front of me as I was following my call to ministry, I probably would have never even inquired about my call to ministry with my pastor. I certainly would...
December 23rd, 2020
Even if you can come up with one miracle story in the Bible where there was no other participation aside from Jesus, I think the norm, if one can say that about miracles, is that Jesus called for some...
Seeing with Earthly Eyes
December 16th, 2020
When I say such things as, “How could God let this happen?” or “Why is God taking so long?” I’m judging God by my own set of standards and goals....
Not Knowing All the Details
November 18th, 2020
How much faith does it take to head out not knowing where you are going? ...
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