God is Good
on September 22nd, 2023
“God is Good,” we can say it and pray it confidently!In listening, hearing and mediation, a spiritual sacrifice is slicing fervently at sin’s selfishness to commune with the Creator.The general response to the above being said is, “All the time,” which brings this response: “and all the time God is Good.” Jesus said that “No one is good—except God alone” (Luke 18:19). This is important to know bec...
News from the Elders: August/September '23 Recap
on September 20th, 2023
CELEBRATING GOD’S PROVISION AT THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGWe want to thank all of you who joined us for our annual Congregational Meeting on September 17. The meeting was highlighted by a celebration of God’s provision this past year and a time of looking forward to where we believe the Lord is leading us, and the corresponding budget plan FY 2023-24. By an overwhelming majority, the FY 20...
on September 15th, 2023
Exodus 15-17 is the account of God dealing with the Israelites in the wilderness. We all go through “wilderness experiences” in life. These experiences are often what God uses to chisel and grow us into a deeper maturity in our walk with Jesus.To fully understand the lessons God is teaching the Israelites through these wilderness experiences in Exodus, we need to be reminded of the events that t...
The Rocking-Horse Winner
on August 18th, 2023
While working toward my bachelor’s degree, I was fortunate enough to have required reading assignments that I truly enjoyed. One of which was a book called The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawerence, first published in 1933. It is a grim tale about a family obsessed with money and status. So consumed by materialism, their dwelling place becomes an encapsulated nightmare of whispers for wealth. The...
Crisis at Your Doorstep
on August 10th, 2023
When a crisis suddenly appears at your doorstep, how do you respond? Do you:a)Ignore it.b)Panic.c)Make a quick and often rash response.d)Pray about it and wait on God.All too often our response is anything except pray first and wait on God. We can learn about seeking God during a crisis from the prophet Daniel. In the book of Daniel, Daniel and his young buddies have been taken captive from their ...
News From the Elders - July '23 Recap
on August 9th, 2023
PRAISING THE LORD FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLDuring the week of July 17 - 21, our campus was filled with hundreds of joyous and excited children participating in Vacation Bible School. This year’s theme was “Twists and Turns.” The kids learned throughout the week that Jesus always walks with them through the twists and turns of life. Over 400 children attended and were well taken care of by over ...