Series: “10 Keys to the Joyful Life”
#3: “Called to Live in the Power of God’s Name”
Exodus 20:7 and Acts 19:11-16 (NRSV)
By Pastor John Gill
What’s with all the swearing in politics today? In this past election cycle, a number of candidates freely used vulgarities in speeches and public comments that would have been unthinkable until recent years. Politicians have always been guilty of muttering curses under their breath – when they are off-mike or in the privacy of cocktail parties or private meetings, but today, a number of politicians seem to be spewing out profanities deliberately as a tactic to get noticed or to seem tough. And it seems that the American public is now OK with it. A sad development.
“Ten Keys to a Joyful Life”
#2: “Is Your God too Small?”
Exodus 20:4-6 and Jeremiah 10:1-10 (NIV)
Pastor John Gill
It was Sunday morning on a military base, and all the young enlistees were in chapel. The chaplain that day was especially concerned about the moral decay of young people, so he preached a powerful sermon on the Ten Commandments. As they filed out of chapel, one of the soldiers leaned over to his buddy and said . . . “Well, at least I haven’t made any graven images!”
Series: Ten Keys to the Joyful Life
April 15, 2018 #1: First Things First
Exodus 20:2-3 and Mark 12:29-31 (NIV)
Pastor John Gill
I want you to listen carefully to this statement, and see if you agree: “The Ten Commandments are the primary utterances and most basic commands of God, the guiding principles for how we should relate to God and to others, and the foundation on which a civilized society should be built.”
Beginning April 9th, Pastor John will lead a four week Bible study entitled “24/6…A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life”, about honoring the Sabbath.