Vacation Bible School Sunday

Vacation Bible School Sunday

     We have had a great week at Vacation Bible School!  We learned that when life gets wild…God is good!  We followed the Israelites as they were freed from slavery, we joined them as they struggled in the wilderness, we made a connection between these Old Testament stories and the Good News that Christ died… Continue Reading

How To Hear God Speak

How To Hear God Speak

Message Series: Connecting To God  CONNECTING TO GOD: How to Hear God Speak Last Sunday I spoke of the importance of knowing God. Not just knowing about Him but entering into a personal relationship with Him. He created us with the ability and purpose to be in relationships, not only with other people but with… Continue Reading

The Three Chairs

The Three Chairs

 Check Your Spiritual Vital Signs Vital signs. You know, those indicators of your physical health: temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, etc. As people created in the “image of God”, we also have a spiritual dimension to us that needs to be checked regularly. Even if we “feel” okay and “think” we’re healthy, what are some… Continue Reading

Courageously Strong

Courageously Strong

When I think about the word “Courage” I think back to the movie “The Wizard of Oz.”  The cowardly lion in the movie shutters with fear, anxiety and longs to have courage.  Dorothy takes the lion on an adventure to see the wizard with the hope that the wizard can give the lion some courage.   This Sunday… Continue Reading

Glorifying God in Union With Christ

Glorifying God in Union With Christ

Learning from Paul’s “bond” with Jesus… This week as we close out my final message in this series – and, sadly, my last message as your pastor – I want to spend some time looking at how Paul himself lived out his own “bond” with Jesus. We will draw some lessons and insights from my… Continue Reading

Direction in the Bond

Direction in the Bond

Where is our “bond” with Jesus taking us?  This week we will continue our series in which we are seeking to address the “gap of Easter” in how the resurrection of Jesus 2,000 years ago actually makes a difference in the here and now of our present lives.  This week we will explore how our… Continue Reading

How to Live Out The Bond

How to Live Out The Bond

So how do you live out your “bond” with Jesus?  This week we will continue our series in which we are seeking to address the “gap of Easter” in how the resurrection of Jesus 2,000 years ago actually makes a difference in the here and now of our present lives.  This week we will explore… Continue Reading

Security of the Bond

Security of the Bond

How secure is a Christian’s “bond” with Jesus?  This week we will return to our sermon series on what it means to live in the NOW of Jesus’s present resurrected reign over the world. As we have seen from our studies so far, the temporal gap between Christ’s resurrection 2,000 years ago (the first Easter!)… Continue Reading

Discipleship/Confirmation Sunday

Discipleship / Confirmation Sunday This Sunday we have the joy to share in our 8th graders’ confirmation.  We’re changing things quite a bit this year. 10 confirmands will be sharing their personal testimonies with us; 5 at each service. Some have known Jesus as their personal savior for years, and others just more recently.  All… Continue Reading

Bonded to Christ: Status of the Bond

Bonded to Christ: Status of the Bond

How is our life “bonded” to Christ in the here and NOW? Last week we started a new sermon series exploring the way in which the New Testament (and Paul in particular) calls us to live in the NOW of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ. I shared that the “gap of Easter” (i.e. Christ’s death… Continue Reading