There is a clear connection between our refusal to be thankful and idolatry. An idol can be anything we set on throne of our hearts – a job, our family, power, possessions, a relationship, or a self-engineered belief system. We give our attention, affection, and devotion to things we create and control. Notice how Aaron […]
One of the great comeback stories in the Bible is the story of Peter. His original name was Simon. But, when his brother Andrew brought him to meet the Messiah, Jesus changed his name to Peter, which means “rock.” Names are powerful. They shape our identity and future. I know a gifted pastor with the […]
Growing up in a preacher’s home, my dad often drew spiritual lessons from the work he did around the house. If pulling weeds he talked about pulling out the root of bitterness. When our pup resisted his bath it was the importance of submitting to spiritual authority. If his coffee got cold, he shared about […]
Due to the snow all services this weekend are canceled. However, here’s a special message to encourage you. So, gather the family together if you can and enjoy. See you next Sunday.
What is the movie this Sunday? For the second week of our Christmas series – At the Movies, we’ll show clips from the The Impossible. (I did say this Sunday would be Home Alone, but that seems to fit better on December 20th.) This intense film is based on a true story of how one […]
I recently read Jon Gordon’s helpful book, The No Complaining Rule. I encourage you to check it out. Many have developed the bad habit of complaining. They’ve done it for so long, it has become so deeply engrained, they don’t recognize it anymore. They have a condition known as Chronic Complaining Syndrome. Gordon gives the […]
On Sunday, May 3rd we’re going to launch a new session of life groups. Life groups are safe places where people come together to connect and build relationship. Life is all about relationships – our relationship with God and then with others. Real life change doesn’t happen in isolation. Life change happens in the context […]
I just finished a great book, Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer. Krakauer tells his personal account of climbing Mt. Everest in 1996 with other teams from around the world. Unfortunately, it ended in disaster, with 12 climbers loosing their lives. His story is packed with life lessons, leadership nuggets, and truths that cross over […]