Humbly Adore Him

Humbly Adore Him

Once I was asked by a Senior Pastor who I was serving with on staff a question that I had not thought about before.  That question was, “out of all of the attributes of Jesus Christ, which is the greatest?”  This took me a bit to think about.  I was wracking my brain trying to…

Really Lord?

Really Lord?

Have you ever been tempted to or actually uttered the words, “Really Lord?”  After all, if God is really Sovereign, and He is, should He not be responsible for what happens in the world as a whole and in our lives specifically?  Yes God is in control of everything and He does bless as well…

So You Say You Want to Be Humble

So You Say You Want to Be Humble

I can think of several key experiences that have humbled me in my life. Obviously, the first year of marriage comes to mind. If that isn’t a humbling experience for every husband on the planet, then there’s something very wrong with you. That first year is the life-equivalent of racing top-fuel dragsters. You basically go…

A High View of God

A High View of God

For those following my blogs over the past three weeks, you will remember I have been working on a series addressing the ongoing conflicts in our nation. Like many Christians, I have been stunned and saddened to watch America so rapidly descend before our very eyes. In watching what seems a bad dream unfold I…

Blessed Selflessness

Blessed Selflessness

This past Sunday I began preaching, The Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ sermon that spans Matthew 5-7.  This sermon can be summarized with two words: pride crushing.  What appears as an immediate contradiction is that Jesus begins this sermon by repeating the word, “Blessed” nine consecutive times. 1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the…

Not Sure What to Think!

Not Sure What to Think!

Have you ever resonated with the vultures in the animated movie Jungle Book? The scene opens with one vulture asking, “What are we going to do?” To which a quippy vulture response comes, “What do you want to do?” This brings the answer, “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” This goes back…

Changing Direction

Changing Direction

Our family was so excited to attend the wedding of our very good friend.  We had to drive to Soldotna, a trip that takes roughly 3 hours from our home in Anchorage.  In true Karlberg fashion by the time the whole tribe was cleaned, loaded up, and on the road the estimated time of arrival…