Archives for February 2014


I have just finished a new blog on disarray. Here is the short version.

We all have disarray in our lives. The dictionary defines it as “a state of disorganization or untidiness”. It comes in all shapes and forms, we often associate stress from it. I shared in my blog how my mother fought disarray as our home is being remodeled by hiding in her room. We often do this in one way or another. However, disarray does not have to be an enemy. It can be a friend because disarray allows us to focus on the Lord more and realize just how dependent we really are on Him. John 3:30 says, “He must increase but I must decrease.” Disarray helps us understand just how true that is. If you have disarray in your life, you can try to fight it, or hide from it or you can embrace it and learn to depend on Jesus. Jesus said, “for apart from me you can do nothing.” Jn 15:5b

(from Pastor Bryan)

Miracles Part 2

Today’s lesson continues a series Jesus In All of the Bible by teacher Brian Lindman


Sermon Audio



I. WORDS AND ACTIONS  – 13:1,  15:13

–  Actions speak louder than words:

Washing the feet, bearing the cross.

II. WORDS on Love are meaningless without ACTIONS.

– 13:34, 35, 14:15 14:24.


A.  In the vernacular.

– “I Love … “

– Greek word:  eros – egotistical love.—more modern than Bible

B.  Two words from the Bible

– phileo – mutual love.

– agape – self-giving love. (not dependant upon receiving before giving)


A. Loving God:   Matthew 22:37  37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

– Words and action: If you love me, you will obey what I command. 14:15

B. Loving neighbor. Matthew 22:39  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.    “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” 15:12

–  Who is my neighbor. Luke 10:29  But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”   Luke 10:33  But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.

C.  Loving Self  Matthew 22:39  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.

D. Loving enemies. Matthew 5:44  But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Closing Application:   “While you’re figuring out what God’s plan is for your life, just go love everybody – That’s the plan. “  – Bob Goff


(this week’s devotion from Alex Miranda)

Lately I have been considering the meaning of generosity.

I went to a concert fundraiser the other night where someone donated 20,000 dollars to support their cause! Why, just last week I was eating lunch with my mother when the server informed us that a random stranger had paid for our lunch! Have you ever driven through a toll only to find that the car in front paid for you?

Often when we hear the word generosity we think “money.” However, sometimes just giving our time and attention to someone is worth far more than a large sum of money. God has generously given each of us special gifts, and so I encourage you to use them generously this week to bless others!

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 NIV


Today’s lesson continues a series Jesus In All of the Bible by teacher Brian Lindman