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Prayer for Ukraine

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The news about Ukraine and Russia has been inescapable. The first war of this scale in decades. Many calls to prayer but…how are we to pray? What are we to pray for? ...

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Spring 2022 Bible Reading Plan - Ruth, Part 4

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At the end of Ruth Chapter 3, it seems the stars are aligning for Boaz to redeem Ruth. Then Boaz says, “yet there is a redeemer nearer than I” and it seems a new character is going to swoop in and redeem Ruth. Chapter 3 leaves us on the edge of our seats wondering how things will play out for Ruth. Will Ruth be redeemed by this new character? What about Boaz? Today we ...

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Spring 2022 Bible Reading Plan - Ruth, Part 3

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In chapter 2, Ruth meets Boaz and the tides start to turn for Naomi and her view of God’s kindness. Up to this point, we noticed the work ethic displayed by Ruth. Her physical strength was not the only thing that was noticed by others. ...

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Spring 2022 Bible Reading Plan - Ruth, Part 2

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The kindness of God is the theme that threads throughout the book of Ruth. We find ourselves during the time of the Judges where all did “what was right in their own eyes”. Chapter one introduces us to a family who leaves Bethlehem for Moab in search of food during a famine. Tragically the father and two sons die and we are now focused on two specific characters: Naomi...

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Spring 2022 Bible Reading Plan - Ruth, Part 1

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Questioning the Kindness of God in Difficult Moments Download a PDF version of this study here. I. Context Discussion: What was Israel like when the judges ruled? It came about in the days when the judges governed In Israel this was a lawless time. There was no central authority. They had no king and no government. A circle of deliverance followed by disobedience ...

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Get Your Official Church Merch!

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Have you always wanted a way to represent the church with a shirt? Well now's your chance!...

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Fall 2021 Bible Reading Plan, Week 3 - Good News & Hope for the Condition & Priorities of our Hearts

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In Romans 12, Paul echoes Jesus’ teachings and exhortations on Christian life and character from Matthew 5-7. And in Romans 13, he reinforces Jesus’ teaching in Mark 12:13-17, of God’s sovereign and preeminent rule over and in, human government....

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October 3, 2021 Worship Playlist: The Psalms

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On Sunday, our Worship Team will be leading us through arrangements of Psalms 150, 34, 130, and 103. A few of the songs will be new to the church so we've created a playlist with the music so that you can become familiar with it before Sunday....

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King Jesus and the Idol of Politics

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I think I realized I might have a problem when the producer of a well-known show on MSNBC left a voicemail for our church trying to get me on the show that night. In 2016 I never would have said that I was too political, or that politics was an idol for me, or that politics had too great a place in my mind and heart. But that phone call, and what it brought out of me, c...

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Fall 2021 Bible Reading Plan, Week 1 - 7 Characteristics of the Antioch Church in Acts 11-14

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Pastor Ricky has identified 7 characteristics of the church in the city of Antioch, found in Acts 11-14, that are essential to building a church that is able to expand, grow, identify, and train leaders in order to advance the gospel into its community....

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