by Pete Nelson on September 25th, 2020
Let's think about prayer. We have a direct connection to heaven, an avenue to the very throne room of God. Prayer is an awesome thing.... We can talk with our Father in heaven!A few observations about prayer. First, it doesn't change God, or make him change his mind. He is, after all, God... Meaning that he is omnipotent and all knowing. He orders our steps and his plans cannot be thwarted. Second...
Melted Gold, Bovine Statues, and Dopes
by Josh Cervone on September 10th, 2020
I would like to tell you a story. In the distant past, there was a man who was raised to be a leader. He was groomed to take on a powerful role in the most powerful nation on earth. However, he never fulfilled those plans because he murdered a man he saw beating a slave. Once he did this, he knew he must flee to avoid certain death himself, so he fled into the wilderness. Some years passed and in ...
The Blog of Blah
by Pete Nelson on September 4th, 2020
The fall is upon us and in talking with a lot of people this past month I’ve clearly seen the trend that very few people are excited about the prospects of moving into the fall season. There is a general malaise about school starting, the normal hype for fall sports is nearly nonexistent, we are tired of wearing masks, we literally do not know who to believe, or who’s “science" is accurate, and th...
A Culture of Fear (#2)
by Rob Thompson on August 28th, 2020
Last week, Pastor Josh wrote about our society that has been overrun by fear. Take some time to read that. It was good. Very good.Personal Confession: I've struggled with fear and worry my whole life. I am an expert (tongue in cheek) and can certify that...Fear/worry consumes.Fear/worry steals.Fear/worry blinds.Fear/worry kills.Fear/worry distracts.Fear/worry deceives.Fear/worry devours.Fear/wo...
A Culture of Fear
by Josh Cervone on August 21st, 2020
We live in a society that has been overrun by fear. I don’t think that statement is a surprise to anyone reading this. We are living in a time when we all have access to everything that is happening, all the time, all over the world. If there is a home invasion in Arizona or an outburst of violence in Timbuktu, we will all be alerted instantaneously. Not only will be we notified on our phones, we ...
E - Examine Scripture
by Rob Thompson on August 14th, 2020
When it comes to reading the Bible (Scripture), we like to think of the acronym R.E.A.P. As we spend time in Scripture, we will "REAP" a harvest. Read, Examine, Apply, Pray.This post is the second in this series… E is for Examine. Go back and see the Read post here.The purpose of examining Scripture is to determine the original meaning and intent of the author. To be clear, it’s not what we or ...