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The church is people

People can be forgiven for thinking of the church as real estate or buildings. After all, those are seemingly the most permanent features of…

Who is God?

Answering Skeptics: Why Does God Demand We Worship Him?

Is God so insecure that he needs our worship and praise? Is his love language affirmation and praise? To understand why God demands worship, you need to understand what worship is. This week, Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.

Living My Faith

Get Over Yourself

What gets in the way of you going to heaven? Not your mistakes and sins; otherwise, who would go to heaven? Instead, Pastor Mike says that the biggest barrier to spiritual maturity and heaven is . . . being stupid. Explore with Pastor Mike in this message how we are to receive the people and help that God sends us so that we don’t become proverbial fools.

Who is God?

Immense patience

One of the unique terms that the Bible uses to describe the Holy Spirit is Paraclete, derived from a word in the Greek original…

Life’s Challenges

Take the best of 2020 into 2021

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” If we didn’t know better, we might think Charles Dickens was referring…

Living My Faith

Teaching kids to live generously

Here’s the scene: Mall atrium. Mall Santa sitting on a puffy red chair surrounded by world-worn, shady-looking elves. Long line of squirmy kids accompanied…

Living My Faith

Thanks anyway

It seems like Paul is expecting too much from us in his letter to the Philippians. In chapter 4 he presses a talking point…

Living My Faith

Give a eulogy today!

Do you know what a eulogy is? In Greek, it simply means, “a good word.” We often equate eulogies to funeral speeches, but such…

Life’s Challenges

Rest for the weary

The year 2020 has been wearisome. I don’t know that I’ve gotten more or less sleep, but politics and the pandemic have left me…

Life’s Challenges

Things I Never Thought to Be Thankful For

This week we dug into our vault to bring you this 2017 Thanksgiving series from Pastor Jon. Though we had to brush off the dust, God’s Word is timeless!

Life’s Challenges

Thankful for What I Can’t Afford

Don’t just give thanks for what’s in your shopping cart. Give thanks for what you can’t afford. Why? So you remember your true treasure. This week we dug into our vault to bring you this 2017 Thanksgiving series from Pastor Jon. Though we had to brush off the dust, God’s Word is timeless!

Living My Faith

Overlooked blessings

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much” (Luke 16:10). Thanksgiving Day is dedicated to honoring God for the…