Tag Archives: Pharisees

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

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

Extreme Righteousness

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                                     Matthew 5: 13-20

At the risk of sounding like a contemporary cliché, there are moments when we might feel that Jesus is calling his disciples – calling us – to an extreme, almost unattainable level of holiness. 

It seems that everywhere we turn these days, we’re hearing about “Extreme” something.  Continue reading