Surgical Truth & Uplifting Truth

Different passages of Scripture strike different tones than others. I'm noticing this vividly as I preach an expository series through the book of James. Yesterday we looked at "Facts about Temptation" from James 1:13-15. And next Sunday we…

The Invisible Presence of God

We serve and worship an invisible God. He is a Spirit (Jn. 4:24). And no human being has ever viewed God with his eyes (Jn. 1:18). The nation of Israel struggled with this reality. For a period of 400  years (nearly twice the age of the United…

Shepherd Thoughts Podcast

The Shepherd Thoughts Podcast is up and running! Episodes will be available on this site, as well as the Libsyn hosting site and iTunes. Each episode will explore a thought about Bible truth to encourage meditation on the Word of God and practical…

Episode 2: What Does It Mean to be Perfect?

What does mean to be perfect? What does it mean to be holy? To be pure? When Jesus tells me to be just as perfect as God the Father, what does He mean? Is this really possible? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller as he considers some biblical…

Episode 1: The Fear of Man

What is the fear of man? How can you overcome the fear of man? What does it mean to fear God? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller as he shares some thoughts from Proverbs 29:25 on this important topic.

Public Scripture Reading

Preaching is not enough. Preaching the Word of God in a church service is not the only way to present the Word of God to a congregation. When I read 1 Timothy 4:13, I see at least three ways to present the Word of God. Allow me to share my personal…

Scripture Songs for Children

I have deep respect for Deuteronomy 6:4-9. If the Overmiller home has a family verse, this is it. It teaches me that raising children who love God requires parents who love God. And this love for God perpetuates from parents to children through…

Committed to the Wisdom God Provides

Do you need to ask God for wisdom on a regular basis for all kinds of challenges? Yes, most definitely (Jam. 1:5). And does God provide wisdom to all kinds of people? He certainly does. And does He provide this wisdom without hesitation and…

Living for the Gospel

If your life were an outline, what would it look like? Where would the gospel be on your outline? Would it be a sub-point? A main point? Or would it be title of the whole thing? For Paul, the gospel was the title for the outline of his life.…

What Does it Mean to be Perfect?

What does it mean to be perfect? What does it mean to be holy? And what does it mean to be pure? These are important questions because God expects me to pursue these distinct qualities in my life now. He expects me to pursue perfection (Matt.…