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Last week, we began a series that we’ll periodically explore together in the 2023 email updates. We’re going to consider and reflect on the question: How Does God Change Us? As we briefly explored last week, the first and foundational piece in how God changes us is that we must grow deeper into Christ to experience real change. We must be deepening into the real Christ. Into the tenderness of Christ. Into who he truly is. Into who he said he is: gentle and lowly in heart (Matthew 11:28-30)....
In this week’s update, we’re going to continue our periodic series of exploring together the question: How Does God Change Us? So far, we’ve considered that God changes us by deepening. Into the real Christ, the One who is tender. Into our lack and despair. Through repentance and faith. That takes and turns us deeper into the grace of God. This week, we’ll consider together: how do we turn deeper into the grace of God? In other words, how do we access him? ...
By Mike Garland Jesus is the Word. Word of the Father now in flesh appearing, O come, let us adore Him! O Come All Ye Faithful This deeply meaningful line is hidden in the last verse of "O Come All Ye Faithful" and it is inspired by the Bible's description of Jesus as the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was wi...Keep Reading
This post is the first of a series of Advent blog posts by Mike Garland based on classic Christmas carols....Keep Reading
Today's blog post is an encouraging reminder from Michael Garland. "If you are His child, trust that God is able to use the scattering winds that blow in your life to accomplish His perfect will for your good and for His glory!" At the end of the post Mike suggests using the comments below to share some of the ways you've grown or been challenged in this season....Keep Reading
In today's post on the church blog, Michael Garland reminds us to praise the Lord for his timeless faithfulness. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits” (Psalm 103:2)....Keep Reading