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
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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. ...
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
Why come to a seminar on Church History (of all things)? How about deepening your faith, being encouraged in your circumstances, and having a ton of fun? ...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
When you think about reading the Bible, what's your honest reaction? Discouragement? Confusion? Obligation? This is David's reaction: "Give me life in your ways!" (Ps 119:37) Join us for this preaching and study series on finding life in the pages of Scripture. ...Keep Reading
How can you practically honor your parents? Here are five suggestions ...Keep Reading
Like the Israelites Christ has set us free from slavery, but how should we live? God calls his people not to return to spiritual slavery but instead live joyful and holy lives under the freedom of his good rule. Along the way God provides help for everything from marriage to possessions to anger and envy. ...Keep Reading
We're changing the next three weeks of our preaching schedule to focus on mission in everyday life and through community groups. And we want you to come to this series not as a spectator, but as a player. Here's why. ...Keep Reading
I'm out on a study retreat but as I'm reflecting on our church here are some specific ways I see God at work. Let's be quick to see where God is at work, and quick to rejoice together. ...Keep Reading
On Sunday we took a different approach to our Sunday Message and dug into the question, "How do we explore passages like Exodus on our own in daily Bible reading?" I suggested three simple questions that can be used profitably for any Bible passage and also recommended some resources to give deeper into Bible interpretation....Keep Reading