Blog (Page 2)

Blog (Page 2)

January 4, 2018

So just give away all my hobbies and spend every moment reading the Bible? Pass.  Hard pass.   We all have things we love to do. And God puts those passions in us for a reason. (Not the sinful ones, get your mind out of the gutter.)   We have these passions and desires and things we love to do and enjoy doing and things that help us relax, and those are great.…

January 3, 2018

What about my marriage? Should my spouse be the most important thing in my life?   Honestly, no. They should be the most important person, but not the most important thing in your life. The place of priority in your life should be Jesus. It should be knowing Him more and loving him more. Because a husband not being poured into by God can never love his wife the way…

January 2, 2018

So, if I’m only supposed to focus on Jesus, does that mean abandoning my family, friends, job, and hobbies to like just pray all day? No. It means we prioritize and repurpose.   You can’t leave your job. You’ve got bills. We all do. Yet, when we’re at work, our purpose shouldn’t be to make money. We’re blessed and we get to do that. But our ultimate goal should…

January 1, 2018

It’s hard to keep our focus on the right things. With so many struggles and problems and distractions, it’s easy to forget and neglect our true calling and goal. We can find ourselves devoted to another person, or a career, or our kids, or any number of things that may not be bad, but are definitely not our goal in this life.   What distracts you? What keeps you from…

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…