Walk by Faith

"So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord." - 2 Corinthians 5:5-6 At this time of the year it is impossible to miss the changing of seasons, the excitement of upcoming holidays, and that there is an election less than 2 weeks away.There are leaves changing, new decorations being carefully placed, and political signs peppering lawns. I am grateful to live in a country that values the freedom of religion, but I am also intrigued by people who believe that they can have politics completely separate

Life Purpose - Part 3

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain What is the purpose of life? Is it to be rich and famous? Is it to accumulate wealth and riches? Is it simply to live, eat, and reproduce? When asked about the greatest commandment, Jesus responds that the greatest commandment is to LOVE God - and not just a little. Our purpose is to LOVE God with ALL our heart, ALL our soul, ALL our mind, ALL our strength. Clearly, this single statement is quite a challenge. However, Jesus doesn't end here. He continues, "And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandment

REMEMBER THIS

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; don't rely on your own intelligence" - Proverbs 3:22 In preparation for this week's sermon, I have been reading through the book of Proverbs when I came across a proverb that had "REMEMBER THIS" written next to it. It is funny how strongly a piece of wisdom can strike you, but then how quickly it can fade. As I read the scripture that resonated with me so strongly I wrote in all caps, I was struck again by how powerful these words still are to me. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; don't rely on your own intelligence." At times life moves so quickly it is easy to be swept away in the business. We begin to focus so intently on accomplishing our to

Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak

"You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness" - James 1:19-20 Throughout the past couple of weeks it has been impossible to miss coverage of Dr. Ford's testimony during Judge Kavanaugh's Senate hearing. Following that testimony have been the equally visible reactions to what she said. A few days ago I was reading a blog post by a youth pastor about how important our response within the church is as an example to our youth (check out that article here). Since reading this article, I cannot help but recognize how important our reactions as Christians are, not only to our own youth but

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Oct. 2020 Newsletter

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