We just finished a mini-series on prayer at our Church. It’s been an enriching time of study and reflection in my personal life, as I have evaluated my own prayer life in light of Scripture, and the examples laid before us by Jesus, Paul, even Old Testament Prophets. I don’t want to rehash those messages here, but you can listen to them at our YouTube page. And he withdrew from them about… Read More
Category: Uncategorized Tags: Alone, anguish, C.S. Lewis, Christ, Christian, Faith, God, hurt, Jesus, Lewis, Pain, Prayer, scripture
There is a prayer I have for all of my kids, and I think it’s one most parents who are followers of Jesus have for their kids as well. God, empower them be the influence. It’s simple. But it could change the world. And honestly, being influential in the life of my kid’s beyond just being the parent is something I am still learning. Speaking life isn’t always the tendency I have,… Read More
Category: Uncategorized Tags: Christian, circle, Community, Faith, God, guidance, guide, influence, Jesus, lead, leadership, Love
It can be easy to fall into the mindset of thinking everything becomes easier once you decide to follow Jesus. But as we’ve been finding out, it really isn’t. If anything, following Jesus can make life a lot harder. But the blessing that comes with obedience is far better than that of disobedience. Materialism is something everyone battles, even the most generous giver. Putting our desires behind those of Jesus and those… Read More
I said before that I think we are more comfortable talking about issues surrounding sex within the Church than mental health and illness. But that doesn’t mean talking about sex and the issues around that topic are a walk in the park. In fact, for some of us, it can be incredibly difficult because of past choices and experiences. Sexual purity is something that has been preached for centuries from the Church,… Read More
I’m not sure if there is another topic that has been as uncomfortable to talk about in the Church as mental health and illness. I think we are even more comfortable talking about issues surrounding the topic of sex, than we are about mental health. This conversation gives you a deeper look into the lives of myself, and Pastor Dalton, as we process with Pastor Alex our own battles with depression and… Read More
You will quickly notice as you watch through each week’s message that they build on each other. Week two Pastor Alex and myself spent time diving into the complications many of us face when it comes to trusting others, and ultimately trusting God. Join us as we explore how our faith in and understanding of God impacts our ability to trust!
It’s easy in life to be overwhelmed. Life’s situations can come from all directions and all at once, quickly taking you from a sense of being on top of the world to looking for the nearest rock to hide under. When fears and doubts creep up, they can quickly tear us down and make us question every decision we make and thought we have. Strength is a term that seems to have… Read More
Category: Uncategorized Tags: Christ, Christian, Emotion, Faith, God, Jesus, Mental, Paul, Philippians, Physical, Roots, Spiritual, Strength
You have a Peter moment with your name written on it, waiting for you to allow the Spirit of God to lead you.
Category: Acts Tags: Acts, Beggar, Christ, Christian, God, Grace, Jesus, Lame, Mercy, Reconcile, Sin, Stand
The new Church has just exploded in growth. Powerful displays of God’s grace have been witnessed, lives changed, and miracles being performed. Within one day, some three thousand people came to believe and trust in Jesus Christ as their Messiah. We witnessed in Peter’s bold message to the Jews, perhaps the fulfillment of Jesus’ words to him in Matthew 16:18. If nothing else has been shown to us in the previous passage… Read More
Category: Acts Tags: Christ, Christian, Church, Community, Faith, Fellowship, God, Jesus, Messiah, Study, Worship
The second chapter of Acts can be easily and logically broken into 3 parts. Chances are, your Bible has already done this for you. In the last post we looked at most of the first part, minus the last verse. I intentionally left that verse out because it sets up the miles part of the chapter, which is a powerful message Peter delivers. Verse 13 gives us an idea of what some… Read More