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 >
This weekend, Jason and I will be sharing about some next steps with CFC. After that, I will be doing a study from Proverbs on planning.
Are you spontaneous, or more of a planner? If we are...READ MORE >
What do you do when you feel like God is silent? You may find yourself asking, “Is He mad? Is He distracted with other things? Are His promises still true? Does He still love me?”
In our...READ MORE >
What do you do when God goes silent? Is He mad? Is He distracted with other things? Do His promises not ring true? I thought He loves me!
I love the fact that Scripture is real and raw. Asaph...READ MORE >
Psalm 23 is the most popular of the Psalms. Interestingly it follows Psalm 22, where David questions why God has forsaken him. Now, after seeing more clearly, David fills this Psalm with...READ MORE >
How do our good deeds relate to our faith? If we have friends who profess to be Christians, but are not loving, serving and sharing their faith with others, then what does that mean? Join us...READ MORE >
When it comes to conflict, are you more of an “avoider” or and “aggressor”? Do you think that we should always “turn the other cheek”(Matt. 5:39)? How far should an offense go before...READ MORE >
I met a blind man once.
It made me curious, so that evening in my home I shut my eyes and tried to walk around a bit (just to see what it’s like). Jen was watching me… as I banged my nose...READ MORE >
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”
Have you been personally hurt or offended by someone recently? How are you dealing with it? Why is it so hard to show mercy-...READ MORE >
After three beatitudes that deal with emptying ourselves (poor in spirit, mourn, meek…), Jesus turns to being filled. What do you hunger for? If I’m honest, I don’t naturally hunger for...READ MORE >