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How to deal with stress, and the sermon outline for the week

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Over the last few weeks we’ve been learning how to live as elect exiles in this increasingly hostile world. First Peter has provided a roadmap for living for and glorifying the Lord in the midst of suffering.  This Sunday we’re going to finish this series with some final instructions for exiled living. Probably something that we all have in common right now is feeling a bit of stress. Stress over health or election results. Anxiety over our current life or the unknown future for us or our kids. Peter will show us a key promise for how to deal with […]

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“Nunya” And sermon outline for the week

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Most of the time it is easier to mind your own business. But many of us can’t help it. We want to gather and then spread information, because it makes us feel important. It gives us a sense of power. I think this election and all the entry and exit polling are prime examples. But there is nothing new and different about this year. It seems like every four years I have people ask me, “who are you voting for” or “who did you vote for?”Sometimes in response I’ll ask, “why do you want to know?” In my less gracious moments I have been known […]