Using Jesus' analogy of having a log in our eye while we seek to remove the speck in someone else's, Rev. Dave reminds us that our job is not to "fix" people or try to make them conform to our standards. It is simply to walk with them, listen to them, and love them with the same love we have found in Jesus Christ.
Grounded in the story of the Wedding Banquet found in the 22nd chapter of Matthew, Rev. Dave reminds us that we are called to invite all people to join us on a fantastic adventure of discovering who God created us to be.
Just what is the big deal about confessing our sins? What is wrong with being holier than the other guy? And why are we so uncomfortable with the story of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector?
Ten men were healed, only one was grateful enough to come back and say thank you. Where does our sense of gratitude lead us?
If God is good, and God is in control, why do bad things happen? Why is there evil in the world? Who is really in control, God or evil? The answer may surprise you.
There are billions of galaxies throughout the universe with an untold number of planets. With all of those planets why did God send Jesus here? Did Jesus go there as well? And if so, what does that mean for our understanding of faith? Using the beloved story of the birth of Jesus Christ as the backdrop Rev. Dave helps us understand that we just might be asking the wrong question.
With all of the advancements and discoveries that we have made through science can we still trust the Bible? Is it true? Does it matter? Drawing on Paul's second letter to Timothy Rev. Dave explores this thought provoking question.
He appears out of nowhere in the Book of Genesis and then vanishes again. And yet, the writer of Hebrews tells us that he is critical to Jesus fulfilling the role of High Priest in our lives. Just who is this man called Melchizedek, and what, if anything, does he have to do with us?
The first of a series of sermons that explores questions that perplex and frustrate us. This sermon confronts the dilemma faced by many of "If heaven is so great, why do I fight so hard to remain on earth? Shouldn't I want to get to heaven? What is wrong with my faith?" It's a question that even the apostle Paul wrestled with, and the answer may surprise you.