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”

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

One Thought and Ways to Pray RE: Ukraine

Today as the number of refugees from the Ukraine grows past 2,000,000, I wanted to share with you one thought about God and a few specific ways to pray for what’s going in Ukraine. One Thought First, remember that God is in control of this and He will use this to accomplish His plan, in … Continue reading One Thought and Ways to Pray RE: Ukraine

New Prayer Initiative: One Prayer

As I’ve stated several times, God wants us to focus on Jesus this year. As a part of that, I’m starting a prayer routine I want to invite you to join me on. I’m calling it “One Prayer.” “One Prayer” is a 1-minute prayer at 1PM EST for one thing—that God would grow our love … Continue reading New Prayer Initiative: One Prayer

How to Participate in Project One Church If You’re In a Unique Situation

Hey Church family, I hope you’re depending on the Lord and walking closely with Him today. It was encouraging to me to see so many of you intermingling during worship yesterday, participating in Project One Church. Very cool! I am praying the Lord will use this initiative to help draw us all closer to Jesus … Continue reading How to Participate in Project One Church If You’re In a Unique Situation

My Vision for the First Quarter of 2022

Church family, I know COVID is being crazy again, so if you didn’t get a chance to hear my message from Sunday, please watch it. You can see it on our YouTube channel here. What follows is some of what I shared. After seeking the Lord for several weeks, going back to our Christmas break … Continue reading My Vision for the First Quarter of 2022

What Is a Christian Like? (Part 1)

Today I begin a series of posts (lasting who knows how long) examining how the Bible describes a Christian. Each post will focus on one characteristic of a Christian. I will state the main characteristic, explain it from Scripture, then ask you to consider if the characteristic is true of you. On to the first … Continue reading What Is a Christian Like? (Part 1)

Dear Central Oaks (Part 13)

Tomorrow we begin the last day of the month, but the Lord has this day and this month in His hand, like He has had all along. The Lord has kept Elsie Anderson through her recent infection, and we’re grateful to have her for as much time as God allows. The Lord heard our prayers … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 13)