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How to Get Unstuck and Prosper

This weekend we will begin a new sermon series called, “Life Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks.” We all learn some things the hard way, either because we make mistakes, or others we love make mistakes that illustrate how not to live...

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This Sunday is Mother's Day

This weekend at Living Streams, our pastors will speak about the impact our mothers made on our lives. None of us have perfect mothers, but each of us has been shaped by their love and care for us. They were our first teachers and responded...

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The Vision of God

On Monday night I watched cable news as rioters in Baltimore burned cars and looted stores, while some of their leaders made excuses for their anarchy. People who are embittered by injustice often create more havoc by unleashing...

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A Strategy for a Fruitful Life and Ministry

Generals have a goal to win wars, so they develop strategies to fight battles. Business owners have goals to make money, so they develop strategies to grow their companies. Coaches have goals to win championships, so they develop strategies for...

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God's Blessing Makes us Fruitful.

We are beginning a new Vision series at Living Streams this weekend. In the King James version of the Bible, Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Vision is the grace to see life from God's perspective. It is spiritual...

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How Do You Know Jesus is Alive?

My sermon for Easter is called, “How Do You Know Jesus is Alive?” from Luke 24. From the time I was a child, I went to church and heard that Jesus had risen from the dead. I accepted this part of the gospel, but it seemed more like history than present reality to me. But when I was twenty years old, the revelation that ...

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Faith that Brings the Walls Down

It was refreshing to wake up this morning and see the ground wet from rain. Like many things in life, rain in the desert is sometimes expected and doesn't arrive. Other times rain makes a surprise and refreshing visit. I consider rain a sign of God's grace and...

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Faith at the Crossroads of Life

My sermon this weekend is called, “Faith at the Crossroads of Life” from Hebrews 11:20-30. I have been trying to preach on these verses for the last three weeks. Last week my sermon and my life were both temporarily derailed by my foolish car accident. I have...

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Overcoming Faith

My sermon this weekend is called, “Overcoming Faith - Part 2” from Hebrews 11. It is easy to idolize biblical figures and think they are superhuman. It can seem like they knew God in such an intimate way that they had no doubts or struggles. I believe...

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Bring in the Harvest

I woke up this morning with the Spirit speaking to my heart, “I'm going to bring in a harvest.” Jesus told us to pray that the Lord would send workers to bring in his harvest. The harvest God seeks is people who are lost and disconnected from his love. Many people in our society are disconnected from God's love and grace. We are called to bring ...

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