Extrovert: “Solitude is punishment.”
Mother of young children: “Solitude would be wonderful.”
Choleric: “I meet God when I am actively doing things.”
Religious person: “I love...READ MORE >
Happy New Year!
Whenever a new year rolls around I get a little reflective.
I try to ask, “What does God really care about…?”
I know God is love, and as a result He cares about caring...READ MORE >
Happy 2019! The new year brings an exciting sense of fresh beginnings. At the same time, most resolutions begin with the wrong end in mind, and shortly after this season of high hopes many of us...READ MORE >
Twenty-five years ago, on Christmas Eve, I asked Jen to marry me! I was ready to make a wedding vow based on the value I saw in her. It’s interesting that Leviticus ends with a chapter on...READ MORE >
What is hope?
“Hope you have a nice Christmas.”
“I hope it all works out for you.”
Hope in the Bible is deeper than that. More like an inner confidence that finds strength in...READ MORE >
Happy Thanksgiving! Yeah right!
Yesterday, as a woman walked by me on her way out of a grocery store, she snarled, “Jesus Christ! These PA laws for buying alcohol are ridiculous. How is...READ MORE >
As we continue to look into Leviticus and God’s covenant with the nation of Israel, we see some of the moral and behavioral requirements he gave to them. Having rescued them out of bondage in...READ MORE >
In our story, two of Aaron’s sons offer unauthorized incense and the Presence of God takes them out (Lev. 10)! What? Is the God of the Old Testament really so different or are we missing...READ MORE >
We are deeply loved by God. However, since Adam and Eve we are independent of God. So the story of Israel being led out into a desert to experience the presence of God becomes our story.
We all...READ MORE >
Why is confession such a painful topic when it is actually a gift from God? God knows that we need purification and restitution, and that is why He created the sin and guilt offerings. These...READ MORE >
You are unique. You are loved. You belong!
God has placed the need to know Him and be known by Him in all of us. The story of Israel, is really our story- every one of ours. This young,...READ MORE >
We are back from our elders’ retreat. It was my favorite one so far…bonding, productive, spiritual…we felt like God was showing us things about ourselves and about how He...READ MORE >
What if God asked you to go to “that guy”? Or “That girl”? Ananias was just going along and doing his thing and God spoke to him in a moment and called him. Called him to be the...READ MORE >
I thought the story was over. Nineveh was wicked. Jonah ran away. God pursued Jonah. Jonah preached. Nineveh repented. The end. Chapter four catches us off guard. Why is Jonah now “exceedingly...READ MORE >
This chapter accounts for the greatest awakening recorded in the Bible. It was a simple five-word message that Jonah shared when 120,000 people admitted and turned away from their wickedness. ...READ MORE >
We are excited about this weekend- food trucks, welcoming new members, a brief survey…a fresh reminder of what God has called the church to be. When we are captured by the love of Jesus, His...READ MORE >
Last week Bobby left us with a bizarre image of Jonah in mid-air about to splash down into the sea. God had asked Jonah preach to a tough crowd. He says, “no way,” resigns his role as a...READ MORE >
In September we are going to spend time in the book of Jonah. Here we find the tension between the compassion of God and our complacency. It’s wonderful to know that God has a mission for all...READ MORE >
This weekend will be different. We will have Martin, a Christian professional guitar player from the church in Graz, Austria. He will share some of his story and songs with us. Then we will...READ MORE >
What does it mean to be a man? Did God create men for a purpose? What does the Scripture reveal about biblical manhood? For the father, raising boys to be men, for the mother investing in the...READ MORE >