What are you hoping for this Christmas? A new gadget, novel toy, fun memories, good relationships? There are lots of things that are on our minds this time of year and that we can set our hopes on. Matthew Hutchinson did a great job on Sunday reminding us of the […]

What Are You Hoping For This Christmas?

I’m sure you’ve heard lots of messages throughout the day today exhorting you to “Give To The Max!” As I have been hearing this I have been reminded that Jesus challenged His followers to live their WHOLE LIVES to the Max! Jesus challenged the rich young ruler to sell everything he […]

Give to the WHAT???

Sometimes we can think that there are only two options when it comes to how we relate to the world around us. Either we try to Escape what is happening in the world by ignoring it or hiding from it or we fully Embrace it and are just like the world. […]

BOO the Embrace or Escape Dichotomy

Why was the worship time so powerful this last Sunday? The worship team practice wasn’t any different than usual. The sound wasn’t set any different than usual (even with the new sound booth). Do you know what was different??? People were praying! There was a group of people who came […]

Why The Power?

Did you know that a survey earlier this year found that many Christians have worldviews that are inconsistent with a Christian Worldview? 61% agree with ideas rooted in New Spirituality. 54% resonate with postmodernist views. 29% believe ideas based on secularism. Another survey found that the difference in fundamental beliefs about morality and life […]

Statistically Speaking

Paul urges in Ephesians 4 to live a life worthy of the calling we have received. To be completely humble and gentle. To be patient, bearing with one another in love. And to make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  How is Jesus encouraging you to “Grow Up” today? Pastor Steven […]

Growing Up Together

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for… – Faith is Substantial (not wishful thinking or Faith in Faith) – based on knowing the one we have faith in…Jesus only did what He saw […]

Increasing Faith

By Matt Carlquist   Since its first publication in 2009, When Helping Hurts (Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, Moody Publishers, 2014 ) has been a welcome wake-up call to North American Christians, many of whom (like me) were surprised to learn that some of our well-intentioned approaches to helping the […]

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the ...

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is a celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit Jesus promised and the birth of the church. God is moving and working today and we are anticipating an outpouring of God’s Spirit in a powerful way this Sunday. Come expecting to enter into God’s presence together and to […]

Pentecost Sunday

This week I have been repeatedly reminded of how thankful I am to be alive and to be able to share life with all of you. I am looking forward to what God has ahead for us! One of the things that I am looking forward to is going through […]

Wisdom for Life