2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources

Ask Not How This Benefits You (a meditation on true wealth among God’s people)

James minced no words. In the second chapter of his short letter he cut straight to the heart of the way we treat others. The temptation is to look at potential relationships in terms of benefit as opposed to personhood. Rather than considering the heart as God considers (1 Samuel 16:7) we look at the… Continue reading Ask Not How This Benefits You (a meditation on true wealth among God’s people)

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Good Reads 10.07.15 (on: pain and healing in miscarriage, enjoying possessions, the richness of God and more)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week: On pain and healing in the aftermath of a miscarriage: Caring for Your Wife in Miscarriage by Cary Hughes God has stores of comforting grace even for the affliction of miscarriage. And he not only comforts us in our pain,… Continue reading Good Reads 10.07.15 (on: pain and healing in miscarriage, enjoying possessions, the richness of God and more)

2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources

Watch Your Mouth (a meditation on being slow to speak and quick to listen)

Listen, open your ears, harness your desire to speak, and don’t get worked up into a rage so easily, my brothers and sisters. ~ James 1:19 (The Voice Translation) We live in a fast paced world with fast paced communication. With a smart phone or computer we can share our thoughts with other people thousands… Continue reading Watch Your Mouth (a meditation on being slow to speak and quick to listen)

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Sunday 10.04.15 (the greatness of corporate worship)

As we gather for worship this Sunday morning, we'll take a look at Hebrews 12 and what is going on spiritually as we worship God together. Sunday evening we'll begin a 5-week evangelism and missions study called Life on Mission. Hope to see you there! Schedule @945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages… Continue reading Sunday 10.04.15 (the greatness of corporate worship)

2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources

Part of Something Bigger (a meditation on our place in God’s grand story)

All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us. ~Hebrews 11:39-40 In our culture today there is a heavy emphasis on individualism that spills over… Continue reading Part of Something Bigger (a meditation on our place in God’s grand story)

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Good Reads 09.30.15 (on: suffering trials, seeing the best in others, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On God's purpose in life's trials: Injury Interrupted My Idolatry by Landry Fields Through suffering, God gives us humility. When I first started getting injured, I prayed, “God, leave it up to me, and leave me alone.” Now, I… Continue reading Good Reads 09.30.15 (on: suffering trials, seeing the best in others, and more!)

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Sunday 09.27.15 (the Christian’s Sabbath)

This Sunday we'll take a look at Hebrews 3:1-4:13 and see how for the Christian Jesus is our Sabbath rest. We also will have a fellowship dinner and afternoon services at Adrian Manor Nursing Home following our morning worship gathering. Hope to see you there! Schedule @945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages… Continue reading Sunday 09.27.15 (the Christian’s Sabbath)

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Good Reads 09.23.15 (on: the arts, manhood and character, killing sin, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On Christians and the arts: Why Christians Should Paint, Dance, Quilt, Act, Compose Music, Write Stories, Decorate Cookies, and Participate in the Arts by Mark Altrogge But when Jesus saved me in my early 20s, I began to wonder… Continue reading Good Reads 09.23.15 (on: the arts, manhood and character, killing sin, and more!)

2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources

Run Boldly to His Throne (a meditation on the God of grace who understands our weaknesses)

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same temptations we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. ~Hebrews… Continue reading Run Boldly to His Throne (a meditation on the God of grace who understands our weaknesses)

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Sunday 09.20.15 (faith in faithless times)

This Sunday we'll take a look at 2 Kings 21-23 and the life of King Josiah and how his example encourages us to walk according to God's word and be faithful even if the world around us seems faithless. Hope to see you there! Schedule @945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages @1045… Continue reading Sunday 09.20.15 (faith in faithless times)