Since Brother Jerry retired, Pastor Joe and I have been praying, studying, and thinking about where we are to go from here with our times of corporate worship. While our prayers, study, and conversations have been occurring for this in general, more specific attention has been given to our music. We do not wish to […]
Welcome! We are excited that you are looking to covenant with our church for the furthering of the gospel in your life, the life of our church family, and in the community. We pray that even the process of becoming a member in our church family would be a way to see and rejoice in […]
Our Core Beliefs Classes are specifically geared toward unfolding the Bible’s truths into the various facets of our lives to better equip us to fulfill the mission of reaching out and remaining with. Beginning on February 8th 2015, we will offer three, one-year long tracks, each comprised of four, 12-week long classes. They are: BIBLE […]
Oftentimes, we hear about and/or talk about “suffering for being a Christian.” And many of those times, I think our minds jump to a picture of someone being physically persecuted in an Asian country. While this is most certainly true, it is also not exhaustive. Peter in 1 Peter 3 and 4, and Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount, sheds some light at what is perhaps more of a basic understanding of “suffering for Christ’s sake.”
What is a church? Is it a social club? Is it a state-funded entity? How are we to think about church membership? Is it negotiable? Is it optional? Is it necessary? Is it biblical?
When we go through trials of injustice, we often can lose hope and direction. Hope becomes shallow and jaded and direction becomes relative and blurred. Pastor Peter encountered this with a few churches in his day. Here are a few observations from how he addresses these people in their troublesome time:
This post may at first seem to be educating people on how to avoid committing to a local church. My intention is rather to make aware that those who are currently following one or more of these are probably not experiencing the church as an outpost of God’s gracious future kingdom.
There are a good handful of challenging passages to understand and interpret in the Bible. How are we supposed to read and understand them faithfully? Here are a few steps that can help you as you make your way through a tough text:
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