On the way to Sunday … Right on cue

Look what came in the mail today!


The perfect gift – Scripture out of context, but perfectly suited for your needs.

So encourage your favorite someone with words from the Bible that don’t mean what you want them to mean – but what difference does it make in the world of soundbites and bumper sticker slogans.

You can do it!  You can do all things!  Accomplish Great Dreams. I know it.

The Bible Says so – right there in Philippians 4:13.

For all the good that the Bible can do, it can also cause problems.  And most of the problems come when we pull a verse out of the Bible to suit our own purposes.

I want to be able to accomplish my dreams and this verse simply encourages me to pursue my dreams – right? or does it?

What are ‘all things’?

Aren’t they just my dreams?  Only the good ones of course – certainly not bad ones.

I mean this doesn’t mean I can rob banks – that’s not one of the ‘all things’.

And if that isn’t one of the ‘all things’ then maybe winning the game I’m playing isn’t one of the ‘all things’ either.

What are ‘all things’?  And is God really concerned with success and accomplishment as I would measure it?

Maybe this isn’t the perfect gift – items covered with out of context Bible verses.

But what if in your gift-giving you were seeking to provide a gift that would bring the recipient some type of contentment?

then maybe … just maybe …  you intent is rooted in the verse (Philippians 4:13).

Join us Sunday morning and discover more about the real meaning of this verse.

See you Sunday … no excuses …

after all … you can do all things …




I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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