September 19, 2021 homily on Psalm 1; James 3:13 – 4:8a by Pastor Galen “And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.” Dealing with Weeds I am sort of a “wannabe” gardener. I really enjoy two aspects of gardening – planting and harvesting. I love going to the gardenContinue reading “A Harvest of Righteousness”
9.12.21 homily on James 3:1-12 by Pastor Galen When I was learning how to drive a car, I remember thinking to myself that driving was nothing like I had imagined. My main experience with “driving” prior to that had been bumper cars at the amusement park, go-karts, and video games. But driving a real vehicleContinue reading “Taming the Tongue”
Pastor Galen talks about the significant of names, how donuts helped salvage his reputation, and how Jesus can give all of us a new reputation/identity.
August 29th 2021 homily on James 1:17-27 by Pastor Galen Zook Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights” (James 1:17). Today we begin a new series on the book of James, with a sermon entitled “Every Good Gift.” The psalm we read in our CallContinue reading “Every Good Gift”
August 22nd 2021 homily on Ephesians 6:10-20 by Pastor Galen Zook This past week I was up in the Pocono mountains of northern Pennsylvania for several days of meetings related to my campus ministry role. Unfortunately, when I got there and started to unpack, I realized that I had completely forgotten to pack any cleanContinue reading “Armored”