Posts from December 2017

Posts from December 2017

December 29, 2017

Psalm 150:6   Every person gets so much time in this life. We get so many years, so many days, so many hours, so many minutes. We are given a certain number of breaths in this life and when we stop to look at life this way, each breath becomes more important. Take a moment, and imagine it. The number of breaths you get placed on a countdown. Every moment you exhale…

December 28, 2017

Psalm 56:3   There are lots of things in this life to be feared. We fear the unknown, we fear failure, we fear death, and we fear the people around us. It’s so easy to let your life be dominated by fear. It’s so easy to avoid and walk away from things simply because you’re afraid.   God doesn’t want us to be afraid. He doesn’t want us to live a life…

December 27, 2017

  Psalm 118:24   You woke up today. What a blessing. Sure, maybe some crazy things have happened since, but you are awake. You are alive and breathing. You’re blessed.   It can be easy, in the midst of our schedules and obligations, and responsibilities to miss the simplest joy that we’ve all been given. We’re alive. Its another day, made by God and given…

December 26, 2017

Psalm 37:23   I live with GPS now. I can’t even remember the days when I didn’t use it. Everywhere I go, I simply plug it into my phone and step by step I’m given directions. I’m never worried about getting lost or not knowing where to go because I’ve got a guide.   This verse tells us that we all have a guide. We all have a God who loves us enough to guide our…

December 25, 2017

Christmas Morning We’re all excited to spend time with our families, give and get gifts, have the day off work, and enjoy the holiday. But if you’re one of the ones who takes the time today to read this, let us remember the real purpose for all this. Today, let us stop and be amazed at what is easily the greatest act of humility mankind has ever seen. The one, holy,…

December 22, 2017

Psalm 118:8 It’s easy to put our trust in other things. We often look for security and comfort in this world and all that it has to offer. The message of this text, though, is that we have an amazing place to seek out hope. We have an amazing place to put our trust and confidence. We can trust in God. We can place our confidence in Him. What do you put your faith in?…

We’re Excited. You Should Be Too.

MOVING FORWARD As we officially enter a season of searching for our next Lead Pastor, below you will see the repositioning of our Leadership Staff: Interim Lead Pastor – Our appointed Elders are collectively leading our Staff during the search process. (More details on our Elders in an upcoming post.) Brock Glover – Executive Pastor of Ministries Shannon…

December 21, 2017

Psalm 9:1   It’s easy to praise God with part of your heart. It’s easy to give anything part of your heart. That’s safe. That’s salvageable if things go bad. No, that’s an entirely different thing. That’s scary. That’s vulnerable, that’s true worship.   We like to give God parts of ourselves. We’ll give him our marriage, and our…

December 20, 2017

Psalm 37:4   What do you delight in? What is the thing that makes your heart jump inside? For some it’s wealth, for others pleasure, for some, it is even charity. Yet for those who know and follow Jesus, it’s something entirely different. We delight in God. We delight in his presence, we delight in his approval, we delight in his grace, and we delight in his…

December 19, 2017

Psalm 86:5   Sometimes, when we’ve made mistakes or found ourselves down a path we do not love, God simply calls us back, with grace.   We may want to hide, like they did in the garden, hoping that if we don’t shine a light on our sin there will be no shame. Yet God wants more. He wants you to be forgiven.   Take some time today and be with God. Be…

December 18, 2017

Psalm 139:23-24   We can miss things. We don’t always see clearly and we aren’t always the first to admit when we’re wrong. It’s true of all of us.   That’s the beauty of the Holy Spirit living inside us. He reminds us of the truth of God’s Word. He brings the scripture, stored in our hearts, back to mind to convict, lead, and guide…

December 15, 2017

Psalm 26:1   A lot of preachers and Bible teachers will lead you to believe that a life with Jesus is a life of blessings and comforts and eventual paradise. Jesus did promise us in eternity that those things would be true but he said our life here would be very different. He said we would suffer. He said we would face turmoil. He said we would know what it meant to…
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