Family Life

AWESOME Baptismal Memories

On July 7th I received the following picture and email … Hi Pastor, Amber and I just wanted to say thank you for baptizing Joshua four years ago today! Here’s a nice picture of the moment where the water, Word, and Holy Spirit came together to bless Joshua with that precious gift. Thanks for always being there for our family! God bless you! HOW AWESOME it is to have families who are clearly giving the “Thumbs Up” to...

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A Wedding Focused on Jesus

It was a joy for me to attend the wedding of my nephew last week. He and his new bride are clearly focused on putting Jesus first in their relationship. They have the right attitude of humble trust in the Lord. It’s such an attitude that has blessed them in their lives so far and WILL bless them with a lasting and joyful marriage. I can say this with complete confidence. The Lord is our STRENGTH! If you’re attending any weddings this...

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The Great Deceiver

“The Great Deceiver” is the name of a Bible study that several other men and I started this week. It focuses on how the devil, Satan, Lucifer…is VERY real and is an expert at deception. His greatest trick is to lure people into the deception that there is NO devil, NO punishment for sin, NO hell and NO Savior (since there’s no need for one). Jesus, as our Savior, is pointless. We can do what we want. When we die, we...

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Germany Tour Presentation

This Sunday, June 4th, the group that recently traveled with me to Germany and Switzerland will be sharing pictures and stories. We’ll meet in the Music Room at Faith Lutheran Church in Grand Blanc from 9:30 to 10:30a.m. Everyone’s welcome. One of the highlights for me was seeing where Martin Luther lived his real life with his wife, Katie, and their children. Luther was not an abstract theorist when it came to family life. He lived...

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Icons of Jesus

Icon = a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something. Every relationship in your life is to be an “icon” of the relationship between Jesus and His beloved bride, the church. The way you love others is to reflect the way Jesus loves you. Our love, like the love of Jesus, is to be sacrificial, unconditional and incarnational. We’re to give up our own self-love. We’re to love others no matter what....

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Helping or Hurting Your Child?

Don’t let anyone fool you. It happens at any age. It’s the struggle of parents over how much to intervene in the decisions of their children. Should I stop my toddler before he grabs the burning hot cookie? Should I keep my pre-teen daughter from talking to the boy who’s using her for her brains? Should I make my child go to bed when it’s obvious the morning will come too soon? Should I rush to the jail to make bail for...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview