Created in His Image
by Josh Cervone on September 24th, 2021
Beacon Kids has kicked off a new curriculum this month. We began a 3 year cycle that will walk our kids through the entire Bible, from Genesis through Revelation. I have had the privilege of being able to teach our 2nd-4th grade students during our Rooted Together gathering on Wednesday nights. Since we just began using the curriculum, we are currently looking Genesis and the story of creation. I ...
Shhh... Can you hear the silence?
by Rob Thompson on September 16th, 2021
Scripture says to be still... We all want it. We all need it. We all almost never experience it. Stillness and silence allow for the presence of God and reorientation of life. Does the volume of your life allow for...
Psalm 121: Revisited
by Pete Nelson on September 13th, 2021
Our scripture passage for the year is Psalm 121:"I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will...
Tell Them Where the Bread Is
by Josh Cervone on August 27th, 2021
This past Sunday, we looked at Paul’s various trials leading to his trip to Rome. We arrived at the conclusion that these were ultimately stories about evangelism. Paul is shown standing before the great and the small boldly preaching a resurrected Christ. He does this after being beaten by a riotous crowd, in jail, and in front of Roman governors and kings. He is setting an example for the Christ...
Comfort in the Chaos
by Pete Nelson on August 13th, 2021
This past few weeks I’ve been having my devotional time in the book of Revelation. I always come to this portion of scripture thinking, “Lord this book is really confusing.“ The seals, trumpets, beasts, plagues, wrath… A long list of let’s just say “not so clear stuff“. Upon entering the book, I often say “maybe I’ll just read chapters 1 to 3!“ But as you come to the very first paragraph in this m...
Revelation Questions: Beginning or the End?
by Dan Vandzura on August 6th, 2021
As we arrive in the final month of Summer and close out this short series on Revelation, it seems like the most appropriate place to end would be… well, the ending. As we do, its important to remember that the fate of creation and humanity in a Biblical worldview is not a destruction of matter and evacuation to Heaven, but rather a restoration of all things that ushers in a new age of life and glo...