Dave’s Monday Blast – December 4, 2017

In the beginning, after God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was said to be formless and desolate. The water that covered was engulfed in total darkness, but the Spirit of God was moving. The first words we hear our Creator utter are these, “Let there be light.” and God was pleased with […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – November 27, 2017

The King Has Come! Matthew 2:1 – 6 Author and essayist Flannery O’Conner said: “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” Truth is truth whether we like it or not. The fact that I personally object to the truth doesn’t matter. Those things that are objectively true remain true even […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – November 20, 2017

As we enter the traditional season of giving thanks, according to Colossians 2:7, we should always be “overflowing with gratitude.” Oftentimes we only think about the external blessings God has given us, such as good health, family and physical provision, but let’s not overlook the spiritual blessings that come to us through our relationship with […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – November 13, 2017

Can you believe that we are nearing another Thanksgiving season! Honestly…it is my favorite holiday. I grew up in the mid-west and vividly recall the sights, sounds, and smells of this particular season. Although the Thanksgiving tradition began in 1621 when the Pilgrim colonists declared a day of thanksgiving in gratitude to God for His […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – November 6, 2017

Good Morning Men of Intention, Last week was the 500 – year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. When Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg Church door a great controversy ensued that ultimately split the church and a new era of Christianity was ushered in. What prompted Luther to take on the established […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – October 30, 2017

Actions unseen by most today can change the world tomorrow. Do you believe that to be true my friends? 2 Samuel 17 finds David fleeing Jerusalem because of his son Absalom. Two men are sent by a friend of David to warn the king that Absalom’s army is coming to kill him. However, Absalom sends servants to stop […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – October 23, 2017

You likely heard this story over the last couple of weeks. Charles and Sara Rippey recently celebrated their seventy-fifth wedding anniversary. Charles was one hundred years old and in surprisingly good health; Sara was ninety-eight but had recently suffered a stroke. They lived together in their home in Napa, California. Last week they died together [...]

Dave’s Monday Blast – October 16, 2017

The socially and politically charged environment in which we live has placed a tremendous burden upon us all? William Jessup University Professor of Intercultural Studies and Christian Leadership, Daniel Gluck, comments, “Men with guns fire into random crowds. Tweeters rant on social media, shooting back and forth like a Wimbledon match. Breaking news explodes on […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – October 9, 2017

In (Luke 14:25 – 33) we read that a great crowd was following Jesus. Their reasons for accompanying Him were varied, but many were simply curious to see and hear this “teacher”. Others were in great need and word of His miracles were rampant. Jesus wanted to “weed out” the unbelievers from the committed followers […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – October 2, 2017

Last week we began a discussion on the idea of discipleship. Charles Stanley defines a disciple as “A learner; one who follows the teachings of another. A disciple of Christ has accepted Him as Savior, yielded to Him as Lord, and received Him as one’s very life.” A disciple is someone who can say, “it […]