God and Fences 1…

I started a new sermon series this week and thought I would post the sermons each week. It is called “God and Fences: Our lives in the hands of the Builder.” I hope you enjoy, of course the sermons are not verbatim, but you get the jest…

Back in 2002 I was led by the Spirit of God to take a break from college and move in with my aunt in Elida, NM. I had not yet responded completely to the grace that God has given me, but I knew that if I was going to seek God I could not do it in college where all my sinful stumbling blocks would be in front of me. During this journey of seeking God, I found myself in a job of building fences. I was hired by a Father-Son operation. Lyn (Chub), his son Wade and I would build fence all over eastern New Mexico. From sun up to sun down we built fences, mostly barbed wire fences, but occasionally we did other kinds. Looking back on these experiences I find myself finding connections between building fences and God working in our lives. For that reason for the next 5 weeks I will be discussing these connections I have found. This week I would like to talk about corner posts. Continue reading

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Faith from the Author…

Today my 7 year old daughter, Anna, comes home from school very excited. She proceeds to tell us the reason. First she had a good day, which is great. Then she tells us that she got to testify to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As she told the story, a boy said that Jesus died on the cross and she turned around and said, “yeah, but He rose from the dead.” Earlier this week as I was putting my 3 year old son, Judah, to bed and he said, “Jesus loves you.” How amazing are children. Now it would be very easy for me to congratulate myself and Jessica for a job well done. However, the faith that my children have does not come from me, but is a gift from the Holy Spirit, given to us by Jesus Christ. Continue reading