Brighter

One of the things that makes the Christmas story so powerful and so beautiful is the way the people in the story responded to God. The Lord had chosen that moment in history to send His Son into the world. He was giving the world exactly what it needed—a Savior. The problem was that most […]

Continue reading

Let Your Light Shine

I look forward to Christmas every year. One of my favorite elements of Christmas are the Christmas lights. Our family enjoys driving around looking at Christmas lights. It is something we do every year. The lights bring a warmth to the season at a time when the days are shorter, and it gets dark earlier. […]

Continue reading

First Things

Have you ever had a victory in your life quickly followed by a failure? It is so frustrating when a failure follows a victory, because after a victory we begin to hope that everything will be better from that moment. There is a spiritual principal at play. Spiritual victories are often followed by spiritual defeats. […]

Continue reading

Forging Unity

Every truly great accomplishment requires a team effort. It is in the need for a unified team that makes accomplishing a task such a challenge. Nehemiah found this to be true as well. During his time, a situation arose in the Jewish community that threatened to destroy the unity of the people and stop the […]

Continue reading

All In

Everyone has a few moments that are defining moments in their lives. When they look back over the path of their lives, they will see that those one or two moments completely altered the trajectory of their lives. The same thing is true with faith. Each of us will have those moments that define our […]

Continue reading

Work It Out

Abraham dealt with his share of problems. Genesis 13 tells about one specific situation that had the potential to divide Abraham and his nephew Lot. Both men had a great number of animals, but a limited amount of resources for feeding them. Abraham’s solution to the problem demonstrated his desire to correct the problem, but […]

Continue reading

Warning: Temptation Ahead

God led Abraham and Sarah to the promised land, but they were still missing something. God had promised them a son to carry on the family line. By this time, they had been following the Lord’s leadership for 10 years, but they still had no child. Abraham and Sarah were consumed with worry about having […]

Continue reading

A Life of Faith

Greetings Wayside. We are beginning a new series this week “Sold Out: A Life of Faith.” Each of these sermons will focus on the life of Abraham. Abraham was a man that experienced God’s power as he followed the Lord, but the process of following the Lord wasn’t always easy for him. Like Abraham, each […]

Continue reading

Worship is Witness

God is the focus of all true worship. As believers worship, they turn their attention to the one true God to let Him know how much they love him. We worship by encouraging one another to take our focus off ourselves and our personal situations and look to the One who created us. Every activity […]

Continue reading