July 4, 2019

"If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land."

- 2 Chronicles 7:14

There was a power-outage in Minooka following s...

June 28, 2019

"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these, 
you did it to me."

- Matthew 25:40

Several weeks ago, our church celebrated children during our 2019 Vacation Bible School.  We sang and played with them.  We laughed and goofed around with them.  We re...

May 24, 2019

“Let the little children come to me; do not stop them;
for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs." 
- Mark 10:14

What does it mean to have faith like a child?
Does it require wearing pigtails or picking your nose (in public)?
At what point do adults lo...

May 18, 2019

A friend loves at all times,
and a sibling is born to share adversity."

- Proverbs 17:17

Who can you turn to in your times of greatest trouble?
Who do you turn to for wise counsel or honest feedback?
Who loves you enough to tell you the truth, even when it hurts?


May 11, 2019

The presence of anxiety is unavoidable,
bur the prison of anxiety is optional. 

- Max Lucado

It's been only a few weeks since we finished our Lenten study and sermon series, "Anxious for Nothing."  Unfortunately, there have been many times when I felt anxious about eve...

May 4, 2019

The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth,
and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind
on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.


April 20, 2019

18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.

- 1 Peter 3:18

Today, we remember the day that Christ was crucified to bring us salvation. This day is pivo...

April 13, 2019

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,

but in order that the world might be saved through him.


April 5, 2019

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die.  But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners...

March 22, 2019

Most people are familiar with the Golden Rule.  The Golden Rule was offered by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount. 
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
- Matthew 7:12

I like the way this verse is translated in The Message,
"Here is a simple, rule-o...

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