The Body of Christ is an equipping mechanism to help us grow into fullness. Our passage today includes the concept of “speaking the truth in love.” What does that mean? Is it better for...READ MORE >
Do you ever wonder, “Where is Jesus?” According to Eph. 1:22b-23, the church embodies Christ on earth…“the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all…”. So, the...READ MORE >
Welcome to a new decade!
What are your thoughts going into 2020?
What should the church be doing in these days?
After prayer, elder retreats, and seeking wise counsel, we would like to share...READ MORE >
Join us this weekend to see how the story of the birth of Christ is linked to the Old Testament promises of God. Jesus becomes the answer to the long-awaited question, “Who is the rightful...READ MORE >
Some of the biggest joy stealers can be what you focus on or the story you tell yourself in your head. This weekend we are going to contrast the wise men with King Herod and see that where your...READ MORE >
Why does it seem at times like the Christmas experience is anything but peaceful? Perhaps it exacerbates the fact that we have tensions, turmoil, fractured relationships, financial pressure and...READ MORE >
People need hope. There is just too much that we can’t control.
As we prepare for the advent of Christ, we are going to take a look at the backstory. It is filled with hope because it is...READ MORE >
The breach is repaired, the community is restored and the people dedicate themselves to God. What a great story! After twelve years of investment, Nehemiah returns to his old job in Susa....READ MORE >
I often get sucked into the nuances of culture, “Have it your way…”, “Follow your heart…”, “You deserve…”, but I don’t find that it all really adds up to joy. In our story this...READ MORE >
It doesn’t take much to get off track. Since God is faithful and we are not so much, God gave us the group for our good. It keeps us moving in the right direction. After “repairing the...READ MORE >
There is great joy in being a community of believers when Jesus is at the center and the words of God are respected! In our story, now that the breached walls are repaired, Nehemiah takes some...READ MORE >
Satan is already defeated, but he would love to wreck you. There is an invisible war and the story of Nehemiah reveals the tactics of the enemy. The walls are completed, but the gates are not...READ MORE >
As the “walls are being rebuilt” we run into a major roadblock! People begin to enslave each other after they had been bought and freed from slavery in exile! Nehemiah gets super angry!...READ MORE >
If you are like me, I don’t like to be totally honest with myself, or others. I can tend to skew the facts a little to make things seem better than they are. In the roadmap to rebuilding...READ MORE >
The broken down walls of Jerusalem reflect our brokenness. The physical stories in the Old Testament have spiritual lessons for us. This story is more than just about how to build a physical...READ MORE >
Have you ever read the Bible, but felt like nothing changes in your life? It’s very informative, and I know what I “should” do, but I can’t seem to change. Why is that? It’s because...READ MORE >
Every time you swallow, turn on your computer, start your car, drive through a green light, lay down to rest…you are depending on truths! Truths are the structures upon which we build our...READ MORE >
“I’m good with Jesus, I just don’t like the church.”
This weekend we are going to address the joys and challenges of being part of a local church. Our culture fosters the maverick-...READ MORE >
Is God pleased with us?
Sometimes I find myself reading Scripture, or praying or worshipping God, for all the wrong reasons. If I’m honest, I make it about me- it’s therapeutic, or...READ MORE >
Jesus talked more about money than about love. Why is that? Huh! Money is a mirror. It reflects the deeper things of who we are and what we value. We have great potential in how we handle our...READ MORE >