“Rest” or “Rant” – Again

Utterly preoccupied with those worries likely shared by most others on the road, worries such as work or finances or family or politics or whatever else one could add, I found myself muttering to God for some relief when suddenly I glanced upward from the traffic and noticed a large neon sign at the Flying J truck stop situated at […]

Starving the Eyes

I love that moment on the rolling sea when Peter steps out toward the beckoning Jesus. “Come,” said Jesus, to his feisty friend. And Peter, according to Matthew 14:29, “got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.” Unbelievable! What courage and zeal on Peter’s part. That he would even lift his foot over the […]

Write This Down: Greed

“Write This Down…” provides a restatement of selected points or observations from various teaching venues at which Pastor Matthew speaks. The following material is from Pastor Matthew’s sermon entitled, “Greed,” part of the series called “The Seven Deadly Sins,” the weekend of October 10, 2010 at Bethel Church: Greed is that unyielding pursuit of status and stuff, no matter the […]

Write This Down: Envy

“Write This Down…” provides a restatement of selected points or observations from various teaching venues at which Pastor Matthew speaks. The following material is from Pastor Matthew’s sermon entitled, “Envy,” part of the series called “The Seven Deadly Sins,” the weekend of September 26, 2010 at Bethel Church: Envy is when I, disregarding God’s blessings in my life, and threatened […]

Jesus Shines Brighter

If you have ever groped around in a dark room, trying to get a sure footing and not stumble into the furniture, then you know the value of having even the slightest light to guide your progress. The dim light of a lamp in the living room or the soft glow of a clock’s dial in the bedroom, allow you […]