She Lived Her Eulogy

John 4:7-30 I recently attended a funeral for a woman who spent her life in service to other people and her church. Martha was the woman that helped my in-laws as their primary care giver in the last years of their life, just as she had helped countless others during...

Faith of Our Fathers

Hebrews 12:1-3 What a heritage we have at River Road Church! I am grateful for the faith of those men and women who poured their time and money into founding our church. I am grateful for the faith of those who risked life, family, and resources to settle in this new...

The Prize

Philippians 3:4b-14 When Paul wrote this letter he was a prisoner in Rome facing possible death, yet he was cheerful. He was urging the people of Philippi to be persistent in their faith and to “rejoice” in the Lord. Before Paul met Jesus on the road to Damascus he...

"Jesus Wept"

John 11:17-44 It is the shortest verse in the Bible – two words. What can two words tell us about anything, much less about Jesus? Actually they can tell us quite a lot. They tell us that Jesus felt sadness. We also know that he had empathy for Mary and Martha in the...

True Prayer

Luke 18:9-14 Jesus tells a parable of two men at prayer in the temple, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stands by himself. As a member of a popular, influential, religious party, he takes his faith seriously. He’s a good guy, an exemplar and...

"Anyone Can Sell Shoes, Right?"

John 6:27-40 While listening to a seminar on sales techniques, I was struck by a statement of the instructor. She was talking about how you should approach different types of people, the difficulty of selling some types of products, and how selling her product was...