Often people leave a local church for another one… But the biggest tragedy is an abandonment of faith altogether. Churches are replaceable by other churches, but Jesus Christ is irreplaceable.
Seminary professor Howard Hendricks well stated, “I cannot glorify Jesus Christ and myself at the same time.” Neither can we.
God’s people are commanded, “…But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger”. Unfortunately, the exact opposite is frequently true. What steps can be taken for us to become more tranquil and less triggered?
The empty deceptions of the world are antithetical to the person, practices, and proclamation of Christ. To prevent being “taken captive,” let’s consider 3 ways the world’s malevolent philosophies manifest themselves.
The popular prayer for a “hedge of protection” may be getting an upgrade to stronger materials. Many pastors and missionaries, seeing a higher level of danger both physically and spiritually in today’s culture, are praying for a more substantial means of protection than the hedge.
If we are going to get out of this alive we need to “get on the ball!” Naturally we search for self-prescribed solutions. At best, our answers provide physical and temporary relief for what is a spiritual and eternal problem.
God’s Word provides humanity with the only means to cope with and conquer the groaning we hope will go away.
The celebration of Easter highlights the uniqueness of Christianity as the only world religion whose credibility rests upon the reality of a resurrected leader.
Our present groaning exposes our frailty resulting in either griping or gratitude. Griping if we’re demanding a life free of suffering. Gratitude if we’re expecting the best is yet to come.
Bob Short’s report on behalf of the elders with an overview of 2020 and a look ahead to 2021.
It’s high time for God’s people to live in faith and not in fear. We can’t deny the hardships and challenges of 2020, but we can determine to cling to God’s presence, power, and promises in 2021.
Light exposes what is in the dark. The mercy of Bethlehem’s manger is that light also expels darkness. Jesus declared, “I am the light of the world…”
Christians are created for, commanded to do, and committed to good works so others will give God glory.
Jesus is our sovereign King and your neighbor is God’s image-bearer. Those truths should help inform our politics and how Christians speak about politics in front of a watching and voting world.
Most of us clamor for peace of mind, peace in the streets, and peace in relationships, but fail to recognize the source of our unrest and solution to it. Rebellion against God leads to unrest. God made it possible for us to be at peace with Him by placing the punishment for our rebellion on His Son, Jesus.
We can grow spiritually during this pandemic and redeem some of this extra time we have on our hands right now by cultivating a habit of family worship.
Here’s a preview of what Sundays will look like as we begin to re-open church to public gatherings starting May 17th.
During this time when we cannot meet together in person, we wanted to make you all aware of ways you can still support the church financially through giving.