What might it practically look like for you not to lose heart and give up right now in prayer? ...Keep Reading
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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 Dave Martin Due to physical factors, I chose to do a media fast during our church's week of fasting a couple weeks ago. Although it wasn't as physically uncomfortable as a food fast, I believe it had a bigger impact on my use of time than a food fast would have, and I'm glad for that. I chose to abstain from social media, news media, entertainment media, opinion media...Keep Reading
How can we agree on something that happened 2,000 years ago if we cannot agree on what happened a month or so ago in our nation’s capitol? ...Keep Reading
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