• Rooted and Built Up

    October 13, 2021 by

    Colossians 2:6-7 – So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, [7] rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Off to a Great Start We start off so well. With great gratitude and enthusiasm we bow before the throne of our King.… Read more

  • Practical Atheism

    October 6, 2021 by

    Romans 1:21 -For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Militant Atheism Much has been made over the last few years regarding the emergence of militant atheism’s evangelistic crusade to rid the world of ignorance. Specifically,… Read more

  • The Right Side of Truth

    September 29, 2021 by

    John 18:36-37 – Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.” [37] “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason… Read more

  • The Right Side of Truth (This Week’s Podcast)

    September 28, 2021 by

    It’s popular today to talk about being on the right side of history. But what does Jesus say about that? It seems he’s much more concerned about being on the right side of truth. And he also let us know that when we were on the right side of truth we are therefore on the… Read more

  • The World or the Word

    September 22, 2021 by

    James 3:13-18 Default or Discipline We are going to take a look at two kinds of wisdom and two sources of wisdom. There’s a quotation I first heard from Ken Boa that I think will help us think through this together. “The world will define you by default; but the Word will define you by… Read more

  • Longing for Home (This Week’s Podcast)

    September 21, 2021 by

    Today’s episode looks at the deepest longings of our hearts. Christians believe that God has placed eternity in our hearts and nothing else in this world but God himself can really satisfy that desire. You can check it out by clicking the image below and listening to it on the podcast platform of your choice.

  • Dying So They May Live

    September 15, 2021 by

    John 12:24-26 – I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. [25] The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal… Read more

  • Longing for Home

    September 8, 2021 by

    Ecclesiastes 3:11 – [God] has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Restless Hearts Great saints of God have beautifully, if feebly, attempted to capture the height and depth and weight of such a majestic verse as this. In his Confessions, Augustine wrote,… Read more

  • Living Wisely

    September 1, 2021 by

    Living Wisely Autopilot Have you ever caught yourself cruising through life, somewhere between autopilot and sleeping at the wheel? “Wise” would not be a word we would use to describe ourselves during those lapses of intentional living. The Apostle Paul addresses this very thing in Ephesians 5. Earlier in Ephesians, Paul dealt with how those… Read more

  • Washing the Second Step

    August 30, 2021 by

    My daughter just began the most wonderful blog (my unbiased assessment) to share her writing with the rest of us. I thought I would share one of her posts with you. Here’s a snippet… In a world where the common call to people my age is to do big, enormous, ambitious things, it’s an act… Read more

  • Your Personal Rule of Life (This Week’s Podcast)

    August 26, 2021 by

    In today’s podcast we are going to take a look at what it means to craft your personal rule of life. What is a rule of life? What is it not? How can having one serve you in growing in your relationship with Christ and all the other aspects of your life and faith? Today’s… Read more

  • The Faith and Courage of Hobbits

    August 25, 2021 by

    Our Need Among the characteristics we could cite, our forbearers in the faith had at least two qualities about them that enabled them to stand against great odds. These saints of the covenant had faith and courage. There’s a lack in our day of both. More often than I care to think about, doubt and fear have won the day… Read more

  • Prayer for Afghanistan

    August 23, 2021 by

    Pastoral prayer at our worship service yesterday morning for Afghanistan as well as a great sermon on spiritual warfare, from Ephesians 6:10-20. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.… Read more

  • Prayer for this Lord’s Day

    August 22, 2021 by

    Based on Ephesians 6:10-20 Heavenly Father, we thank you for all your good gifts that we experience in our daily lives. We confess that, left to ourselves, we are weak and helpless. We therefore ask you to help us to be strong in your mighty power. We humbly ask you to clothe us in your… Read more

  • The Way of Love

    August 18, 2021 by

    The Way of Love What the World Needs Now In 1965, Jackie DeShannon sang a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. If you know it, it will now be stuck in your head the rest of the day. It was called, “What the World Needs Now is Love.” It was true in 1965…… Read more

  • What Is Truth? This Week’s Podcast

    August 17, 2021 by

    In today’s podcast we take a look at the nature of truth and what it means in relationship to Jesus Christ and his claims about himself. Pilate asked Jesus, “what is truth,” as the very incarnation of truth was standing right before him. Check out today’s podcast and learn more about why this is such… Read more

  • Sermon: The Way of Love

    August 15, 2021 by

    Below is the sermon I preached this morning. The first video is from our contemporary worship service and the second video (still waiting for it to upload on YouTube) is from our traditional worship service (I’ll add it just as soon as it’s available). The sermon is the same at both. The sermon is called,… Read more

  • The Bread of Life

    August 11, 2021 by

    Please feel free to share this devotional. You can subscribe to it by clicking here. In All The Wrong Places In North Africa, around 354 A.D., a baby boy was born to a Christian mother and a pagan father. As the boy grew into a young man he found trouble and mischief at every turn.… Read more

  • Got Any Fresh Bread?

    August 5, 2021 by

    The Question A hundred years ago, when I was in seminary, a mentor of mine provided me with powerful spiritual encouragement and direction. His words were usually overflowing with wisdom and insight, but those words were fastened into my heart and mind and have stayed with me all of these years because they were supported… Read more

  • Why Return to Worldly Ways?

    August 4, 2021 by

    Galatians 4:9 – But now that you know God–or rather are known by God–how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? A Change of Address When we lived in darkness – when we were of the world – it made perfect sense that… Read more

  • The Anchor of Our Souls

    July 28, 2021 by

    Hebrews 6:18b-19a VBS 2021: Adventure Week Early this past June, our church was blessed to put on a wonderful Vacation Bible School experience that we called, “Adventure Week.” We had some fantastic folks at our church who worked hard to make it happen and the kids had a great time. Throughout the week the children… Read more

  • The Supremacy of Jesus: This Week’s Podcast

    July 27, 2021 by

    This week’s podcast is ready for you. I love the super hero movies, the Lord of the Rings, etc. But there is no one in any of those movies who has the power and authority of Jesus. In this week’s podcast we take a look at a showdown Jesus had with a demon-possessed man. It… Read more

  • Prayer for This Lord’s Day

    July 25, 2021 by

    Today’s prayer is based on Ephesians 3:14-21, which our pastor will be preaching on this morning in worship. Gracious and Almighty Father in Heaven, like the Apostle Paul we kneel before you in awe, in worship, and in praise. Each of us was created by you, in your image, to live for your glory. We… Read more

  • Freedom in Christ

    July 21, 2021 by

    Memorial Day It was not too long ago that we celebrated Memorial Day, a day in which we remember those who died while serving in our armed forces. We cannot imagine all the freedoms we now enjoy because of the ultimate sacrifice so many made on our behalf. Therefore, it was fitting that we celebrated… Read more

  • New Podcast Episode Out

    July 20, 2021 by

    Hey guys, I just finished up my podcast for this week. You can click the image below and it will take you to Anchor, the platform I use to record and produce my podcasts. If you have never used Anchor, they make it easy to put a podcast together and distribute it. On that note,… Read more

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