• Is your Spiritual Check Engine Light on?

    Not firing on all cylinders. Yesterday (Wednesday) I started my car for my 30 minute drive to work. Yet, something was not right. The car was shaking and jerking and not accelerating properly. The whole 20+ miles in the rain I was praying to God that I could get to

  • A Light to our Path: The Word of God

    The past couple of weeks have been interesting driving to my bivocational job (working in IT). My shift starts at 6:30 AM so I am normally on the road by 5:50 AM. One of the main roads I drive on was paved recently and the normal bright lines on the

  • Yet You Have NOT Returned to Me

    We are the midst of a global crisis, could it be a wake-up call to the church.

  • Are you on God’s Side? (Romans 8:31-34)

    What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge

  • God’s Eternal Plan (Romans 8:29-30)

    God has a plan and His plan for you has existed before you were conceived or born.

  • Only Seeing One Piece at a Time

    Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because

  • First Church Service…On Another World

    “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” Those were the first words of Neil Armstrong after he and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin first touched down on the surface of the moon. Today marks half a century since Apollo 11 landed on that magnificent desolation of a landscape. Before the “One

  • Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith

    Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Why should God allow you into Heaven?  Should God allow you into Heaven because you were a good person? Should

  • Commissioning Service (Sunday, May 6, 2018)

    As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away. Acts 13:2-3 The date was Sunday, May 6,

  • Count it all Joy…

    Trials and testing of faith will come to each follower of Jesus Christ.

  • What If There Was No Resurrection?

    Throughout the world on Resurrection/Easter Sunday there will be millions celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Many will proclaim in their tongues, "He is risen!" with the refrain, "He is risen, indeed!" The question is: What if Jesus did not rise from the dead? What if there was no resurrection?

  • Praising God in the Midst of Trials

    It is easy to praise God when things are going well, but how do you respond when trials and storms come into your life? The past several days have been interesting. On the evening of Saturday, March 23, 2019, I was driving in my 1998 Oldsmobile around Vestal, NY (near

  • Planting Seeds (February 24, 2019)

    One year ago I woke up to an email with a single word in the subject: Help. Unbeknownst to me on that Saturday morning, God was orchestrating a new direction for my life. View Sermon I found that Pastor Ron had been called home to glory the day before and

  • Crucified with Christ (February 17, 2019)

    The Apostle Paul in Romans 6 would echo the words that he wrote in Galatians 2:20, "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the

  • License to Sin? (February 10, 2019)

    This past Sunday I began preaching from Romans 6. Does a believer in Jesus Christ have a license to sin? Is Salvation just a fire insurance policy or a get out of Hell free card? The Apostle Paul would have something to say about that.

  • What is Love?

    Happy Valentine’s Day! In the Bible (Septuagint–Koine Greek translation of Hebrew Bible and Greek New Testament) there are four different Greek words that are translated as LOVE. There is στοργή / storge (family affection), Φιλεο / phileo (brotherly love–it is where the name Philadelphia comes from), ῆρος / eros (sexual

  • Life is Fragile and Finite

    Was reminded last Monday of the fragile nature of life when a dear friend left this earth. If you think you have all the time in the world, you don’t. You have right now! I am not guaranteed tomorrow nor are you. Life is a vapor. If you were to

  • Looking into 2019…

    Well, 2018 came to an end yesterday. It has certainly been a year I will not forget. The journey I have been on these past twelve months I would not have imagined with the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2018. I certainly would have never imagined that I would

  • Preparing for the Christmas Season

      I am excited for the upcoming Christmas Season as we dig into the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  The series for the month of December will be called, The Eternal in Human Skin.  I hope you will be able to join me as we look at the story