The Heart of Man We are Heart people We have to have the heart to do something in order to get it done Why is the (physical) Heart so important It pumps blood to the body It keeps the body alive and healthy It is the center of life for the body It determines the outcome of life for the body Why is the…
The Psalms: Chapter 4
Prayer World Birth and Death Rates Birth Rate • 19 births/1,000 population • 131.4 million births per year • 360,000 births per day • 15,000 births each hour Death Rate • 8 deaths/1,000 population • 55.3 million people die each year • 151,600 people die each day • 6,316 people die each hour Now think…
This is Us
Pastor Chase wraps up our series on "This is Us". Today is all about prayer. If God is all knowing, why do we bother praying? How should we pray? We will dive in to all of this and more in the message. Take a listen!
ME: Superficial conversations - How are you? Fine! Good . Okay. I try to answer honestly. But sometimes it feels easier to tell a simple lie. There are some moments, some days, some seasons where when someone asks me how I’m doing I should say, I’m Not okay. I may look fine, talk/act normal. But if I’m…
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Dougles Adam’s books Cover - Dont Panic. People panic far to often. In fact i am starting to think that a lot of people live in a kind of constant low grade panic. Henny Penny is the story of a chicken who had an acorn fall on his head and concluded that the sky is…
Intro 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Look at the NLT version... 31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful…
Humility brings Grace Don’t earn grace - path to more Hard to be humble Direct link from Grace to humility He mocks those who mock, but gives grace to the humble. But he gives greater grace. Therefore he says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. He who Humbles Himself Used 4 time by…
Your Thought Life is key to the outcome of your life. Let your thoughts be directed by intentional meditation according to Philippians 4:8. "Watch you thoughts, they become your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny." -Frank Outlaw-
Overcoming Joy Robbers
A great percentage of our illnesses is in some way related to worry and anxiety and stress. In fact, the #1 killer in America is heart disease. • 38% of all deaths are heart related and many of those are related to hypertension, high blood pressure and anxiety. • Worry has been linked to cancer, gastrointestinal…
Joke: Boudreaux told Thibidoux, My uncle made him a new kind of car. He took the engine from a Ford… the transmission from a Chevy… and the tires from a Cadolac… and the exhaust system from Buick… Really? What did he get? 15 to 20 for Grand Theft Auto The Corona Virus has taken over the news all over…
Faith in Anxious Time (COVID-19)
Rev Dr. Ben Keller • First Presbyterian Church • Sermon • • 149 views • 21:26
Paul gives us some pretty simple advice about how to have peace. Is it too simple? Pastor Ben explores a bit about Paul's "street cred" when it comes to facing adversity. He also looks at ways of making room for Jesus while and the importance of being socially connected to others during this time of uncertainty.
A special message about maintaining peace and loving our neighbor during a time when the congregation was unable to gather physically due to caution over COVID-19.