10 Questions to Ask at the Start of 2023 by Donald Whitney

Dr. Donald Whitney has been an asset to the Church for many years in his teaching, preaching, and writing. He is a wonderful source for anyone wanting to grow in personal spiritual disciplines. Below are his 10 questions to ask at the start of a new year. I have taken them from here. Check out … Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask at the Start of 2023 by Donald Whitney

New Song for Worship: “Come to Jesus (Rest in Him)”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZT8V_DZxws Above is the song we will be learning together in September. Below are a few thoughts about why I chose this song followed by the lyrics. Why This Song The weariness of the world threatens to steal our joy and burden us to the point of breaking us. This is not God's will for … Continue reading New Song for Worship: “Come to Jesus (Rest in Him)”

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”

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 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

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)