As far as the East

Well, in spite of challenges with iPad blogging and iPhone photos, I’m getting the hang of this.  I left my laptop home, figuring I would blog with these other devices, only to discover that I didn’t know how to do it!  Anyway, my wife and I left Seattle around 3pm, and made it to Newark, NJ, after flying all evening on Tuesday.  We didn’t get to the hotel until 2am, due to the old outdated airport with its slow moving train and []


Think about it.  Millions cross paths each day in airports throughout the world. Except for some turn of events, most of them will never meet each other.  A few might exchange fleeting frowns over a bumped bag;  there will be conversations at cash registers and ticket lines;  and then there’s the occasional eye contact accompanied by a brief smile.  But who will find a new life long friend?  I wonder at some ocean waves, how they rush toward the shore, then suddenly retreat.  In this []

Home is where the heart is

Last night, in the Sunday evening service I preached about “Heading home” from the Gospel of John, chapter 14.  Funny, that I would be asked in the same night to write about what home means to me! In John 14 Jesus sought to allay the fears of His disciples regarding His imminent return to His place of origin, by saying… 14 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it []

Take a good look around!

For a blog with over 1,300 followers, lately I haven’t given you all much to follow. But instead of boring you with excuses, I’ve decided to floor it!  This year I’ll be progressively changing the look and feel, and maybe even the name of my blog, and accelerating my posting intervals on a host of subjects, including details of my travels. Never fear! I’m not going to stop publishing sermon outlines and lessons for you Bible lovers.  First and foremost,  I’m a []

Launch Out, Let Down and Go DEEPER!!

TEXT: 4 “Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” BR: Luke 5 (4) INTRO: Jesus was standing by a lake. The people wanted to hear Him share the Words of God. In fact, it said that they pressed upon Him (applied pressure) “Please preach to us,  Jesus” – “We want to hear the Words of God”. “5 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed []

Sold in the Shambles

TEXT: I Cor. 10 (25) “ 25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake” INTRO:  This strange bit of instruction in I Cor. might not make sense to many people today.  Animal sacrifices were part of the OT law given by God to Israel; but other nations that worshipped idols and statues in their pagan religions also offered animals to their gods. When the leftover meat from those sacrifices was discarded, it was still edible and sold in []