Last Sunday we had a time of missional prayer as a church in response to the phrase "Thy kingdom come" in the Lord's prayer. But we want to keep praying these prayers not just on Sunday but individually and during the week. I've found it helpful when there are specific prayers I have for gospel advance so here are a list of places we long to see God's kingdom come. ...Keep Reading
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We're about to embark on a one year journey through the book of Isaiah. Over the next year most of our preaching will focus on this book and even our worship and liturgy will be shaped by this book. Before we jump in, I want to answer a big question: "Why Spend a Year in Isaiah?"...
We all feel pressure to be perfect around the holidays, but none of us are. The good news is that Jesus' family is made of imperfect people like us. And as a result, we should invite in others and care for them the way Jesus has cared for us. ...
On Sunday we looked at Jesus' promise to send the Helper, the Holy Spirit, to give us power to advance the gospels. One of the things you see when you read the gospels is that the Holy Spirit didn't suddenly "show up" after Jesus left but that Jesus did his ministry in the power of the Spirit. We encourage you to explore and meditate on these verses as you trace this theme in the gospels....
Proverbs says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. This means that getting time with God is one of the most practical things we can possible do. Here are some suggestions. ...
We can't do everything, but we can do something. In Everyday Life Adopting Families: Look for ways to serve and support families that are seeking to adopt, are adopting, or have adopted. They often have extra expenses and need extra encouragement. At-Risk Kids: Look for those that have lost one or more parents and look for opportunities to serve those kids and famil...Keep Reading
We would like to thank everyone who helped with and attended our Neighborhood Block Party. From passing out fliers, shopping for food, arranging entertainment, setting up, and serving, you all helped to make this the most successful outreach we've done in many years. In the words of Pastor Ricky, "We did this because we have been recipients of Jesus' generosity through th...Keep Reading
Last Sunday Tom Wilkins shared with us about the work that was done through the Charlie's Lunch Mission Team from Cross of Grace. Thanks to the generous giving before they left, approximately $2000 was raised. With that money we were able to: Purchase about $600 of over the counter medical supplies, thanks in part to a very generous donation of supplies Give about $800...Keep Reading
Last Sunday guest preacher Ian McConnell brought a powerful word from Matthew 9 inviting us to see our city the way Jesus sees our city. But what's the next step? How do we join Jesus' work in El Paso? Here are some resources to check out and study further...Keep Reading
Want to get involved in our ministry in the Lower Valley? Jonathan shares what's going on this month. Check it out and sign up to help....Keep Reading
[Updated below] This Christmas season we want to serve a community in need with physical nourishment and spiritual help. Fill up a shoebox and join us! Just a little sacrifice on the part of our church community can have a huge impact on a violence-ravaged community in Mexico. ...Keep Reading