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WHEN LIFE FALLS APART

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC Job 1:20-22 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the…
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A LIFE WITHOUT REGRET

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC Genesis 6:5-9, 18 The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So…
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3 WAYS TO START WITH PRAISE  

Megan Evans, Women’s Ministry Director, LHBC Psalm 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (HCSB)   It is hard for our body to feel glad for the day when we first wake up in the morning.  Our muscles are tired, our physical body craves more…
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I AM NOT

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC Genesis 5:21-23 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him. When we…
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ARE YOU STILL AMAZED?

Irvin Wasswa, Tylertown Campus Pastor LHBC Mark 1:23-28 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.”  But Jesus rebuked him, saying,…
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3 LOVES

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC Matthew 22:34-40 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God…
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BACK TO THE GARDEN

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC Genesis 3:1-7 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat…
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INVITING GOD INTO THE DAILY STUFF

Megan Evans, Women’s Ministry Director LHBC Galatians 5:25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives (New Living Translation). Did you know that God is interested in every part of your life, not just the “spiritual” part? We compartmentalize God sometimes, don’t we? How…
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IN HIS IMAGE

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on…
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MAKE THE MOST OF THE TIME

Irvin Wasswa, Tylertown Campus Pastor LHBC Ephesians 5:15-16 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. When I was a kid some of the most joyous times were having the opportunity to go and hang out at my cousin…
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GOD’S GOT THIS  

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there…
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BLESSINGS

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man  who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is…
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AN “IMPACT-TOUGH” FAITH

Megan Evans, Women’s Ministry Director LHBC Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Recently I found myself staring at several broken Christmas decorations laying in pieces on the floor. Our…
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IN THE VINE

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC John 15:4-11 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is…
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WAIT FOR HIM!

Irvin Wasswa, Tylertown Campus Pastor LHBC Psalm 27:14 ESV Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! One of my least favorite things as a kid growing up was having to wait for my parents to cook dinner to eat in the evenings. Now normally we got to eat…
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MARTHA, MARTHA, MARTHA

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC Luke 10:38-42 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she…
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JUST BE STILL

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC  Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  In our house haircuts are a big deal. We have 5 children, 4 of which are boys, and we decided that instead of paying for haircuts…
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CAN THIS YEAR REALLY BE ANY DIFFERENT?

Megan Evans, Women’s Ministry Director LHBC  Isaiah 51:1 (NLT) Listen to Me, all who hope for deliverance-all who seek the LORD!  Consider the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined.  “This will be the year,” you may have told yourself recently.  Perhaps this year you desire to start a…
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED

Derek Smith, Lead Pastor LHBC  Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places Recently I purchased a toy for my one of my children’s birthdays, and it was one of those large toys that needed to…
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START FAST, FINISH STRONG

Irvin Wasswa, Tylertown Campus Pastor LHBC  Luke 9:23 And he said to all, If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. When I played football during high school, our coaches were big proponents of creating certain “catchphrases” which would help encourage and inspire our team.  Many of the…
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