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.
Fear and anxiety began to creep into my thoughts when I read Isaiah 41:10… Then God’s promises brought God’s peace.
Difficulties are inevitable, but what equips followers of Christ to cope when others cannot is our perspective rooted in God’s person and promises.
Selfless sacrifice for the sake of another elevates the meaning of love far above our myopic self-indulgent preoccupation with Cupid, candy hearts, and chocolates.
Even God’s children exude without expressing a lamentable “I can do It myself” attitude. But in reality we need God’s presence and power every moment of every day.
Just as the presents under our Christmas trees have specific names on them, so too did God send Jesus into the world to provide forgiveness and eternal life for individuals.
How would it change our Thanksgiving Day if instead of sharing the traditional things for which we are thankful—health, a good job, etc., we said that we were grateful for a trial in our life? Trials are not punishment but a petri dish for growing our faith.
There is no better news than God’s wrath averted, His forgiveness received, and eternal life secured through faith in Christ.
God’s word is absolute and authoritative truth (John 17:17), whose moral standards and merciful Savior we reject to our culture’s peril and our eternal punishment.