Finding the Music
by Pete Nelson on October 16th, 2020
I believe there's a distinct tune God has put in each one of us! It's a song that is your own, put there by God.In the church we often talk about "discovering your giftedness", or "finding your shape for ministry". We believe that the God of the universe saves us by his grace and then makes us ministers of that grace, which takes various forms. We really do need to find out who we are, what makes ...
A - Apply Scripture
by Rob Thompson on October 8th, 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.Go back and see the “Read” post here, and the “Examine” post here.So, now we look at the third step in this process… A is for Apply.In his book Living by the Book, Howard Hendricks writes, “That’s exactly the situation confron...
by Josh Cervone on October 2nd, 2020
The other night, I was sitting on my porch enjoying the evening and reading. I had some music playing. It was a gorgeous fall night. I had the company of a good book and had even seen some deer meandering through my yard, seemingly oblivious to my presence. But I couldn't help but feel a soft undercurrent of sadness. This often happens during the fall as nature is slowly shedding the vibrancy of s...
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...