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Ugly Christmas Sweater: That Was Then, This Is Now

Christmas is over, but that doesn’t mean we are done with Jesus. In this message, Pastor Jerry Godsey gives us four areas God wants to help us change to make 2018 our best year yet.

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Ugly Christmas Sweater: Gift Wrapped

We use the term “Incarnation” to describe Jesus coming to earth. How you receive Jesus depends on what you see when you look in the manger. In today’s message, Pastor Jerry Godsey examines the different attitudes about Jesus both then and now…

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Ugly Christmas Sweater: The Biggest Box

Like most kids, we think if our gift is in the Biggest Box, it must be the best. In this message, Pastor Jerry Godsey examines what really makes a good gift, and why the gift of Jesus was the best gift ever.

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Grasshopper Comedy

My hands were sweaty, my mind was racing a million miles an hour. I just needed to trust my preparation, and know that I had done everything I could. It would all be over in a few minutes, and good or bad, I would be done.

I heard my name called, and slowly made my way forward. The walk to the front seemed like it was an eternity away. I could feel the eyes of people watching me, judging me, wondering what I was all about.

I took the microphone from the host and said, “¿Donde está el baño? Yo quiero do tacos y dos tamales. Tu tienes una cara de perro…” And just like that, my very first stand up comedy routine was underway. Continue reading Grasshopper Comedy

Tips for a Better 2018

If you read the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1, it traces Jesus’ bloodline back to King David, showing that Jesus did have a claim to the throne of Israel. But this list of ancestors includes some names you wouldn’t expect to see.

The list includes prostitutes and women of ill repute, and also a woman from Moab, the hated enemies of the Jews.

Matthew included these names in the Christ’s genealogy to remind us that in God’s eyes we are all on level ground. He doesn’t prefer one race, one gender or one class of person. We are all the same in Christ Jesus.

It doesn’t matter what was in your past. Your future is what is important now. Continue reading Tips for a Better 2018

Standup Bucket List

Tonight I will check an item off of my bucket list. I will try my hand at standup comedy. I don’t know if I’ll be funny or not. I know I am funny looking, but I am not sure that really counts for much. I have always tried to be humorous in this column, and in my sermons. I often fail miserably in that pursuit, yet I keep trying.

I have always had goals. When I was a kid, I just knew I was going to play professional football or baseball, or maybe both. A blown knee ended those dreams.

In high school I decided to become an actor. I have done a few things since then, but nothing compares to playing King Lear my senior year of high school. I will never be in a movie or on Broadway. Continue reading Standup Bucket List