Jesus said to her, “Daughter”

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 in messages

Why? To give any credence to Brown’s Da Vinci’s Code’s ridiculous fantasy? Absolutely not. Why then? To give us a transforming insight into the very heart and identity of this itinerant rabbi from Nazareth—“THE Jesus”. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke all record this miracle of Jesus healing a woman who for twelve years was plagued with continual menstrual bleeding. Each gospel makes it a point to record the only time Jesus called a woman, “daughter.”  Read those accounts and note that this poor woman was broke from seeking medical help that couldn’t heal her. Old...

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Free means somebody else paid for it.

Posted on May 23, 2013 in blog, messages

We are free today because many American soldiers paid the highest price for our freedom throughout history. They gave their lives in warfare, so that we could make something of our lives today. Memorial Day is a day of remembering these men and women who died while fighting for our freedom. We thank and honor those who paid the highest price. And we thank those families bereft of these loved ones. Our son-in-law, Marcus Brotherton (, has interviewed and written about the men who fought in World War II, in Germany and the South Pacific. One of those men, Shifty...

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Posted on May 16, 2013 in blog, messages

I thought my Dad had died 25 years ago, but there he was looking at me in the eye. Spooky. All the emotions I felt the last time I saw him on his death bed came back in a instant. Memories flashed on my mental screen like a slide show: Fishing together was the featured picture. But, then I refocus and realize that I’m actually looking at his driver’s license photo I found in his wallet. I’m in Albuquerque helping my brothers clean out my mom’s house so we can sell it. Mom is 94 and Dad really did die 25 years ago. Going through an old five-drawer filing cabinet, I am...

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Rock the cradle, rule the world

Posted on May 9, 2013 in messages

Mother’s have an unparalleled power to change the world. The Bible validates the proverb that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. The Apostle Paul affirmed Pastor Timothy for the rich quality of faith that he learned from his mom and grandmother. “I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” 2 Timothy 1:5 President Abraham Lincoln esteemed moms when he wrote that “No man is poor who has had a godly mother.” While church is important to help train our...

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