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Led to Shine at the Fullness of Time

Led to Shine Read Romans 8: 14-16 Nothing happens by accident. Galatians 4:4 uses the phrase “fullness of time.” Time exists for the benefit of fallen humanity. But, what does the “fullness of time” mean? We can look to history to see what God means by this. Alexander the Great made the Greek language the […]

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Loving to Shine

Loving to Shine Read: 1 John 3:1-3 Over 3000 years ago, David asked, “What is man that God is mindful of him, and the son of man that you visit him?” So, what is it that motivates God to bless, provide and protect us? The answer is His incredible, awesome love. The scripture doesn’t say […]

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Living to Shine

Living to Shine Read John 10:10 In our reading, Jesus says that Satan’s only purpose is this: to kill you, steal from you and destroy you. But Jesus also says that He came to give you life, and more abundantly! That should be enough to make you want to shout! Jesus wants to give us […]

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Something About the Name Jesus

Something About the Name Jesus Read Acts 4:13-18 Jesus came to this world for a purpose; to take the sins of the world and nail them to the cross. At that moment, He became a substitute offering, giving us access to God. After His crucifixion, they laid His body in a borrowed tomb. But, three […]

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Pastor Tom’s Baked Creamed Salmon Recipe

My Baked Creamed Salmon Recipe For many years, I went to Alaska to minister, and we’d take time to go fishing. There’s nothing like eating fresh salmon out of the Copper River! I began making this dish years ago with that fresh, delicious fish. Salmon is so rich in omega-3 fatty acids, high in many […]

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They Opened Their Treasures

They Opened Their Treasures Read Matthew 2: 10-12 While we don’t know the exact day Jesus was born, we take this time to celebrate His birth. Born in the place where the animals stayed, God revealed His Son to humanity that night. Hallelujah! The three Kings of Orient are often imagined as showing up the […]

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He Shall Save

He Shall Save Matthew 1: 18-25 The term saved, when speaking of  one giving their life to Jesus, is not merely church talk. The Bible makes it clear that what Jesus did for us, and our acknowledgement of it, saves us. God sent His son to save us! Acts 2:21, 4:12, 15:11, 16:30, Romans 10:9, […]

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Never Seen Anything Like This

Never Seen Anything Like This Read Mark 2:6-12 God’s people know that Jesus is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. We know of God’s greatness. We know salvation, healing, and miracles happen in the House of God! But, in order for others to realize this greatness, they have to hear of all the […]

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Who Am I?

Who Am I? Read 2 Samuel 9: 9-10 When God gets ready to pour out His Spirit, He begins looking across the globe for someone to bless. He is looking for someone who is after His own heart. Many times, our weaknesses can leave us asking, “Lord, who am I that you would want me?” […]

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Somebody Touched Jesus

Somebody Touched Jesus Read Luke 8:43-48 This testimony is a challenge to every one of us. So many times we wait for God to come by and touch us. But there are times we get in such desperate situations that we have to say, “I need Jesus and I’m going to do everything I can […]

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