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
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I'm so excited about parenting seminar coming up soon. We have a wonderful opportunity to learn from Bob Kauflin next month. Bob is a well-known writer and speaker but also someone my wife Jenn and I know personally and who is someone we want to emulate in this area. ...
This Sunday we’re going to take a short break and launch a five-week mini-series at Cross of Grace on our vision as a church. In the next few weeks, we want to layout where we think God is taking us as a church, what we long to see happen in our city, and how we want to live as a church community. ...
It seems surreal that it was only a few days ago that a gunman opened fire in El Paso. On Monday I had to go back to the store. Next week our boys are going back to school. We are here for a reason as disciples of Jesus and one of our tasks is to love our neighbors well in a way that serves them and points them to Jesus. But how do we do that? ...
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
Wondering why Community Groups are so important to us? Read on for 10 reasons we think you should check one out and get plugged in ...Keep Reading
This summer our Lead Pastor Ricky will be on sabbatical but we're looking forward to our summer preaching series on the Psalms and a number of guest speakers ...Keep Reading