We all feel the pull in our hearts toward grumbling. If we're to turn away from that we need to turn somewhere else: the word of life. ...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. ...
Right now our Bible reading plan is taking us through the books of the law. You may be discouraged and want to give up. Don't stop now though! There are riches to be found here....Keep Reading
On March 4th we'll launch two services at 8:45am and 11am. There's a lot of change ahead but one thing that won't change at all. ...Keep Reading
Exodus 19 shows God's people that because of sin they cannot approach God themselves. They need someone stand between they and God. Today, thousands of years after Moses, we still need someone to stand before us and God. ...Keep Reading
I am by nature an impatient person. I fidget when my coffee order takes longer than a minute to come out, when traffic slows down inexplicably, when I have to wait in line at the UPS store behind someone who appears to be shipping their entire home in cardboard boxes. But there are also two truths that are beautifully clear in periods of waiting. ...Keep Reading
What lessons can we learn in our Bible reading plan from the conniving trickster Jacob? His story reveals some surprising choice for each of us: self-dependence or God-dependence...Keep Reading
The beginning of Genesis reminds us that the universe, and our lives, are not meaningless. When we glimpse the Designer we glimpse the design for it all. ...Keep Reading
Don't let the Christmas season slip by this year. Prepare and focus your heart with three simple resources including a free devotional and soundtrack to the Christmas season...Keep Reading
After church on Sunday a couple people asked me where to find the hymn lyrics I quoted in my sermon. They were originally written by Horatius Bonar, who was a Scottish pastor and hymn writer. At one point he lost 5 children in succession but he never lost his faith in the Lord. Read and let his words encourage you. You can also listen to a new version of the hymn arranged ...Keep Reading
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