Obey God When the Outcome Is Unclear

This is a difficult thing to do. We are logical and hedonistic people. When God tells us to do something, we naturally consider the outcome of our obedience. Will our marriages get better if we confess our sin? Will our children be happier if we take them to church on Sunday instead of the game? … Continue reading Obey God When the Outcome Is Unclear

New Song: “Hymn of Heaven”

If the Lord doesn’t come back before then, we will learn a new song as a church starting this Sunday. It’s called “Hymn of Heaven.” Here is a video, followed by the lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbqSm-_pDxA Verse 1 How I long to breathe the air of HeavenWhere pain is gone and mercy fills the streetsTo look upon … Continue reading New Song: “Hymn of Heaven”

The Greatest Untapped Opportunity for Evangelism at Our Church

Well, dear friend, we have been preaching about evangelism for a month plus now. I know it has been on your mind because of how much we’ve emphasized it. You’ve been praying for the lost in your circles and you know the Lord wants you to take a step to be more intentional about seeking … Continue reading The Greatest Untapped Opportunity for Evangelism at Our Church

One of My Awkward “Evangelism” Moments

Since we are focusing on evangelism right now, I must share with you a time when I awkwardly took a step of faith on my road toward becoming a fisher of men. I share this to encourage any of you who sense a bit of fear or nervousness about talking about Jesus with someone who … Continue reading One of My Awkward “Evangelism” Moments

Dear Asher,

Shalom my dearest cousin! It’s Thursday before Passover, and things are reaching a boiling point here. There is so much happening it has been difficult to find the time to write you. Please forgive me. Everyone who is anyone in Jerusalem is convinced Jesus of Nazareth has committed blasphemy—the chief priests, Pharisees, scribes, etc. It … Continue reading Dear Asher,

Adjusting Roles a Bit With Pastor Chris

Hey all, I hope you’re doing well today and enjoying the sunshine. (Man, our weather is crazy no?) When we brought on Pastor Chris as a part time associate, we knew we wanted him to serve in more ways than just teenagers, but we didn’t know what that might be. After some discussion and prayer, … Continue reading Adjusting Roles a Bit With Pastor Chris

New Song: Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord)

Hey all. We introduced a new song this past Sunday that we’ll be singing several times over the next few weeks to help us all learn it. It’s from Psalm 150 and is titled the same. It was written by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa. They also wrote some songs we already sing: “Come Behold … Continue reading New Song: Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord)