After church on Sunday a couple people asked me where to find the hymn lyrics I quoted in my sermon. They were originally written by Horatius Bonar, who was a Scottish pastor and hymn writer. At one point he lost 5 children in succession but he never lost his faith in the Lord. Read and let his words encourage you. You can also listen to a new version of the hymn arranged ...Keep Reading
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On Sunday we looked at Jesus' promise to send the Helper, the Holy Spirit, to give us power to advance the gospels. One of the things you see when you read the gospels is that the Holy Spirit didn't suddenly "show up" after Jesus left but that Jesus did his ministry in the power of the Spirit. We encourage you to explore and meditate on these verses as you trace this theme in the gospels....
Proverbs says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. This means that getting time with God is one of the most practical things we can possible do. Here are some suggestions. ...
Last Sunday we had a time of missional prayer as a church in response to the phrase "Thy kingdom come" in the Lord's prayer. But we want to keep praying these prayers not just on Sunday but individually and during the week. I've found it helpful when there are specific prayers I have for gospel advance so here are a list of places we long to see God's kingdom come. ...Keep Reading
Wondering why Community Groups are so important to us? Read on for 10 reasons we think you should check one out and get plugged in ...Keep Reading
This summer our Lead Pastor Ricky will be on sabbatical but we're looking forward to our summer preaching series on the Psalms and a number of guest speakers ...Keep Reading
Where is God when we look around and can't seem to see him anywhere? That's the question the book of Esther tackles, and the question we'll explore together. ...Keep Reading
Jesus prayed to the Father "As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world" (John 17:18). But on a really practical level, how do we do this? Too often we don't even engage people in conversation, or when we do it's hard to figure out how to bring up our faith. Here are four questions to help. ...Keep Reading
Last Sunday we heard Jesus pray a unique and powerful prayer: "Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one even as we are one." We learned that the unity of His people is very close to the heart of God. But how do we live out that prayer in practical unity?...Keep Reading
We can't do everything, but we can do something. In Everyday Life Adopting Families: Look for ways to serve and support families that are seeking to adopt, are adopting, or have adopted. They often have extra expenses and need extra encouragement. At-Risk Kids: Look for those that have lost one or more parents and look for opportunities to serve those kids and famil...Keep Reading
In light of the message today I want to give you a bundle of digital resources and encourage you to drink a coffee with a good Christian brother or sister. These are things I've found helpful as I've prepared and hope will equip you to think biblically about politics, our country, and the kingdom of Jesus. ...Keep Reading
On Sunday we looked at Jesus' promise to send the Helper, the Holy Spirit, to give us power to advance the gospels. One of the things you see when you read the gospels is that the Holy Spirit didn't suddenly "show up" after Jesus left but that Jesus did his ministry in the power of the Spirit. We encourage you to explore and meditate on these verses as you trace this theme...Keep Reading