Top 10 Ways to Improve Other People

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho June 3, 2018 Exodus 20:1-21 Last week, we were introduced to Moses, encountering God in a burning bush. His curiosity led to answering God’s call to lead God’s people out of slavery and into the Promised Land. We jumped over a lot of excitement, so…

The Curiosity of Call

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church on May 27, 2018 Exodus 3:1-17 Today we begin a sermon series about Moses. We will only hit some highlights (and a few lowlights). If you don’t know much about Moses, other than that he looked a lot like Charlton Heston, I hope it will inspire you to…

Empty

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. May 12, 2018 Philippians 2:1-13 As many of you know, I’ve been getting to know birth family the past 4 years. So much of it has been blessing upon blessing. And even the part that has been difficult has been better than the alternative of…

Searching and Stumbling

A sermon  preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church April 29, 2018 Acts 17:22-31 I love this story. I love the idea of people arguing over ideas, and debating differences. I know not everyone shares my enjoyment of disagreement. I know many people prefer an absence of conflict. There was, and is, however, a tradition in Judaism…

Second Acts

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho April 14, 2018 Acts 9:1-19 It’s hard to remember that Saul was just doing his job when Luke describes him as “breathing threats and murder” against the disciples. He’s a zealous Jew, which means his job was defending the faith well, zealously. We don’t like…