Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Going the Second Mile

This is a training video for employees of Chick-fil-A. I think it is an excellent illustration of the attitude behind Jesus' instructions for his followers to go the second mile.

"If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles" (Matthew 5:41, NIV 1984).

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Importance of Doing SOMETHING in the Face of Evil

For many years, Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky raped boys while those in authority over him looked the other way. Despite what they said and what they did to help people in other ways, those men who ignored the needs of boys in need of their protection failed in their moral duty to love others as they loved themselves. They placed more importance on maintaining their reputations than on doing the right thing in protecting those boys.

This is a reminder to all people (especially to Christians) that we have a responsibility to do something in the face of evil, no matter what it does to our reputations.
"Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die;
save them as they stagger to their death.
Don't excuse yourself by saying,
'Look, we didn't know.'
For God understands all hearts,
and he sees you.
He who guards your soul knows you knew.
He will repay all people as their actions deserve" (Proverbs 24:11-12, NLT).

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Faith in the Furnace

On Friday night, our son Christopher participated in the children's musical Faith in the Furnace at our local church. It was a huge production involving over 240 children and 100 volunteers. The play was based on the lives of the prophet Daniel and his three friends.

Christopher played the role of Abednego. He did a great job of acting in front of a huge crowd of people.

(In the photo, Christopher is the boy dressed in blue and orange standing on the far right.)

Sunday, July 01, 2012


This is a very good sermon about pornography by Kyle Rodell, our student minister. The testimony at the beginning of the sermon is from Bryan Champ, our connections minister.