"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10 This past Sunday, we looked at these profound words from the Gospel of John. Just twenty-one words to be exact. And yet, there may not be twenty-one more powerful and transforming words in all of human history. In John 10:10, Jesus confronts the religiou...Keep Reading
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From sinner to child of God, from languishing to flourishing, from hopeless to inexpressible joy…that’s what God has done. Don’t miss Sunday as we consider the greatest story every told as we continue our study in Hosea. We are a child of God…he has called us all out of bondage and into the Kingdom of His beloved Son....
Wednesday Reflections on Sunday's Sermon 09/13/15 "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" Matthew 22:39 The past couple of weeks, we've been talking about the Bible's call for us to live a three dimensional life: "up" by growing in our love of God, "in" by seeking to "love others" well, and "out" by bringing the good new of Jesus to those near and far who have not cho...Keep Reading
Reflections on Sunday's Sermon "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him." II Chronicles 16:9 At the beginning of Pastor Joe's sermon this past Sunday, he referenced the well-known words of II Chronicles 16. In that passage, the prophet Hanani is speaking to King Asa at a time ...Keep Reading
Wednesday Reflections on Sunday's Sermon "Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our maker!" ~ Psalm 95:6 This past Sunday, Pastor Joe reminded us all of the destructive impact that unresolved or unaddressed fear can have on our lives. It hurts our relationships with God and others. It makes sin more attractive. It leads to dysfunction, distra...Keep Reading
Reflections on Sunday's Sermon "Oh Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart." Psalm 10:17 The facts we heard last Sunday about the fatherless and about those suffering under the hand of injustice in our world right now, even right here in our own country, are staggering and if we're honest - hard to even think about. Yet, we were remind...Keep Reading