Lent 2022 | Day 16: Honor

One of my favorite movies is The Last Samurai starring Tom Cruise. It’s an interesting movie for several reasons. While I recognize that it is not an accurate portrayal of Japanese culture, it does have elements that point to key ideas that are true to the underlying philosophy of the samurai mindset. I base this assessment on reviews that I have seen and read since … Continue reading Lent 2022 | Day 16: Honor

Sermon Sketch | “Boldness is the Need”

I preached this sermon at my dad’s church. They were celebrating the opening of their new church building. We met outside because the fire marshal had not given the church a certificate of occupancy. It was a great service. Boldness is the Need Acts 4:13-23, 29-31 1. Confrontation is a sign that God is at work (v. 3) 2. Conflict is the natural result of … Continue reading Sermon Sketch | “Boldness is the Need”