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Pastor's Corner

“100 Days of Prayer”

August 31, 2017

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving…” Colossians 4:2 (NASB) From the dawn of 2017, I’ve been encouraging our church to seek the Lord for a fresh move of His…

Church Life Discipleship

Consumer Church: The Tyranny of Preference

August 29, 2017

Lurking within churches is a debilitating illness that often becomes epidemic before being detected and diagnosed. The affects of this malady are usually fast growing and far-reaching. Not only does it lead to spiritual lethargy, apathy…

Pastor's Corner

Fall Like Fire: Praying for Revival

February 1, 2017

“You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there’s a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.” Leonard Ravenhill…

Pastor's Corner

New Year’s Resolutions: Direction Matters

January 1, 2017

“I considered my ways and turned my feet to Your testimonies.” Psalm 119:59 Well, it’s that time again – time for New Year’s resolutions! You know, those well-intended and well-meaning initiatives that we propose for the…

Pastor's Corner

Lordship: The Goal of Discipleship

February 2, 2015

“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me…” Luke 9:23 (NASB) This has become a foundational verse in our Sunday evening message series entitled…

Discipleship Music

“Washed by the Water”

July 19, 2008

“But now thus says, the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you…

Discipleship

Subway or Blimpie?

July 8, 2008

Is a sub sandwich really a sub sandwich? Does the expression, “If you’ve tried one sub you’ve tried them all” really fitting? I would argue not. Which best satisfies my craving for a sub, Subway or…

Culture Discipleship

“Be insulated, not isolated!”

June 21, 2008

I collect koozies. You know, the crafty little foam containers that you use to keep your canned drinks cold. These are popular give-away items at conferences and trade shows. A koozie is such a simple, yet…

Discipleship

“Are we there yet?”

June 21, 2008

It was May of 1998 and I was on a plane heading for Eastern Europe. It was my first trip outside of the continental United States. I was so excited! I had joined a team of…