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
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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'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
Check out this video update on our Renovation Project that was kicked off this week and will continue in 2014. Read about the scope of the project and hope you can help. ...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
Looking for a quick rundown of all our holiday events this December? Check out this easy to scan list of opportunities to serve, give, and celebrate. ...Keep Reading
Three reflections on three decades of history and our foundation as a church: Jesus is our foundation, our foundation is sure, and from this foundation we advance ...Keep Reading
This past Sunday we had the unique joy of celebrating our history as a church and ordaining another elder. Here are some ways you can pray for us this month in light of this special day. ...Keep Reading