Not From Men, Nor Through Man

Yesterday I had to give a sermon at the prison for the inmates, since one of the regular speakers was gone (for those of you who don't know, we are volunteers with MN Adventist Prison Ministry). Giving sermons up front is quite out of my comfort zone, but I am praising God that He took …

Sermon Highlight: The Continual Ministry of Christ

And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land. And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them. He even exalted …

Sermon Highlight: In the Steps of the Master

Did you know that believers are called Christians only 3 times in the Bible? 193 times we're called the brethren. While 274 times we are called disciples. What does disciple mean historically? The word disciple means someone taught; a student. In Bible times, discipleship began between 6-10 years old. At this age, children would memorize the first 5 Bible books (the Pentateuch). From age …

Sermon Highlights: Ministers of Reconciliation

**Warning: This post may include content that is convicting. Reader discretion advised.** In a way, we measure life by milestones. Getting a driver's license, graduation, earning a college degree, birthdays, anniversaries, working somewhere more than 10-15 years. Milestones and markers remind us where we are in life, and where we've come from. Personally, I mark time …

Sermon Hightlights: Promise Made, Promise Fulfilled

And so I bring you another post highlighting the wonderful sermon from our pastor's series on the Acts of the Apostles. This week's sermon focused on Paul's sermon to both the Jews and Gentiles in Acts 13. Acts 13:13-16 provides the background and setting. John Mark had gotten upset and discouraged. He had had an easy life, which …