I Am Loved
May 21, 2017
I Am Loved
May 21, 2017
THE JESUS PARADOX
The Cross: Becoming King Through Death
April 14, 2017
The moon was full and the sky was dark. The moon is always full on Passover, the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
Did you hear the story about the late inauguration invitations? Apparently, a bunch of people received their invitations to the Presidential Inauguration two months late.
There’s a very popular concept in America today when it comes to church. I know I’ve experienced it and I’m sure you have too. And the concept is simple. The church exists for me and my needs. And if the church is meeting my needs then I’m in.
I want to start this morning with a little name game, a game of association. What do you think about when you hear these names? In a word or a phrase.
Susan G. Komen.
Every year at this time the parking lot at the YMCA, where I swim, is packed out. It’s hard to find a parking place. The lot is filled with people that the Y sometimes refers to as “resolutionists,” not revolutionists, but “resolutionists.”
When I was in seminary a missionary in Colombia, South America, was kidnapped by guerrilla forces. His name was Chet Bitterman. Immediately word went out around the world to pray for Chet Bitterman's release.
This morning we continue our series called Teach Us to Pray with a look at unanswered prayer. In fact, I've titled it Why God Says No. Unanswered prayer is a problem for many of us.
Today Valley View joins 500,000 churches in over 100 countries in the largest one-day prayer event of its kind. Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.
Jennifer and I are in the midst of wedding season right now. That's right. It seems like more and more couples are getting married in the fall. It's a beautiful time of year.
“Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. Guide me through the long, dark night and wake me with the morning light. Bless mommy and daddy, grand mom and grand pop, Kenny and everybody in the whole world. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Can I ask you a few questions this morning? They’re rather personal so keep the answers to yourself. But for those of you who work outside the home, Do you like your job? Do you enjoy going to work every day? How about your boss? Do you like your boss?
Last Sunday something wonderful happened to me. Minutes before we began our worship gathering a man came up to me and said, “Do you know who I am?” And I had a dozen things on my mind as we were about to start so I drew a blank. And then he said, “I’m Bill.” And it clicked.