Tag Archives: discipleship

The Right Focus

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                                                    Mark 1:1-8

Personality cults have existed as long as human beings have roamed the earth.  We easily become fixated on some charismatic individual, and soon lose sight of their message. Continue reading

Riddle Me This

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                                      Matthew 22:34-46

Riddles come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are relatively simple; others case be incredibly complex.  Some can be solved quickly utilizing a small amount of common sense.  Others may require a great deal of time, some detailed notes and a lot of frustration before we can solve them.  Some riddles occur naturally and we are constantly challenged to find the answers.  Others flow from our imaginations, usually in an attempt to stump our neighbor.

Jesus was often confronted with this latter type of riddle.  Continue reading

Show Me The Way

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                                                     John 14:1-14

There are very few verses in the Bible whose meaning is more hotly debated and even argued than when Jesus responds to Thomas’ question in the sixth verse of today’s reading. When the disciple asks to know the way to God, Jesus responds by telling him that he is “the way, the truth and the life.” Then he adds that most controversial of all comments, “No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Now just what did he mean by that? Continue reading

What Did They Talk About??

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                                              John 3:1-17

 Good morning!   My name is Jedediah, but most of my friends just call me Jed.  That’s what I prefer.  I was asked to speak to you this morning about my next-door neighbor. . .  Continue reading

Interesting Questions

Check out this very interesting post from another blog by Stephen Mattson:  13 Questions Every Christian Must Eventually Ask Themselves.