2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources, Uncategorized

Why do we do missions? (a meditation)

And they sang a new song with these words: “You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals and open it. For you were slaughtered, and your blood has ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. And you have caused them to become a Kingdom of priests… Continue reading Why do we do missions? (a meditation)

2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources

None Beyond the Reach (a meditation on how the gospel can impact anyone, including a terrorist)

…though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. ~ Paul, 1 Timothy 1:13-14 What do you think when you see a stranger walking… Continue reading None Beyond the Reach (a meditation on how the gospel can impact anyone, including a terrorist)

links, resources

Good Reads 04.15.15 (on: fear, sexuality, children and church, and more)

Here is a collection of links to good reads gathered over this past week: Help Me Face Today by Amanda Knoke http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/help-me-face-today What did the temptation to fear look like for the One who identified with us in every way, yet was without sin? With the cross before him and complete separation from his Father,… Continue reading Good Reads 04.15.15 (on: fear, sexuality, children and church, and more)

2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources

Freedom and Maturity (a meditation)

20Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats. 21It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. ~ Romans 14:20-21 Don’t touch, don’t… Continue reading Freedom and Maturity (a meditation)

2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources

That all the Lord’s people were prophets (a meditation on the work of the Holy Spirit)

But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit upon them all!” ~ Numbers 11:29 (NLT) In Numbers 11 we find a scene where the Exodus people were complaining, some wanted to return to Egypt, and Moses felt… Continue reading That all the Lord’s people were prophets (a meditation on the work of the Holy Spirit)

devotionals, pastor's blog, resources

Don’t Settle for Silver (pastor’s blog)

Now the country that we came from, They play silver melodies, And the kings and queens would write their dreams, On silver pages we would read. ... We were taken through the shadows, Were we carried through the night, When the sun appeared, My God my fears of silver melted in the light, And we… Continue reading Don’t Settle for Silver (pastor’s blog)

devotionals, pastor's blog, resources

Pray for the persecuted and the persecutors

4And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" 5And he said, "Who are you, Lord?" And he said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. ~ Acts 9:4-5 With this week’s news of ISIS beheading 21 Coptic Christians**, we find another example of brutality… Continue reading Pray for the persecuted and the persecutors

news and updates, sunday schedule

Sunday 02.08.15

Join us this Sunday: Special guest speaker, Jesse McCallister talking about his work with Greater Europe Mission. You're invited to learn more at lunch (self pay) following the service. @945 Small Group / Sunday School, all ages @1045 Worship @5pm Awana @6pm Adult Bible Study @705pm Business Meeting See you there!

holiday, pastor's blog

Christmas Peace (pastor’s blog)

And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. ~ 1 John 4:14 It doesn’t matter if you read the gospel, the first letter, or Revelation, in all of the apostle John’s writings you will find a global focus with the message of Christ.… Continue reading Christmas Peace (pastor’s blog)

pastor's blog

Our Southern Baptist Missionaries (Pastor’s Blog)

When you look at the numbers, our North American Mission Board in 2013 claimed 2342 missionaries, plus 3514 chaplains and 1255 student missionaries. The International Mission Board in 2014 claims 4816 missionaries. That totals just shy of 12,000 missionaries working in various locations. I 100% believe we need missionaries like these serving on the field… Continue reading Our Southern Baptist Missionaries (Pastor’s Blog)