Bless :: Eat Together

Bless :: Eat Together

How did the gospel spread so quickly throughout the Roman Empire during the first century? The spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire during the first century was an unprecedented epoch in world history. Never before had such a small, marginalized social movement gained such rapid influence. For those of you who are not familiar… Continue Reading

Bless :: Listen With Care

Bless :: Listen With Care

Can you hear me now? Good!  There was a cell phone company that aired commercials for nine years that used that phrase.  People were worried that their communication with others over their cell phone would cut in and out but this commercial reassured the customers that their connection would not be lost.  That they would be heard. We all… Continue Reading

Bless :: Begin With Prayer

Bless :: Begin With Prayer

What is Jesus burdened to pray for? In Matthew 9:35-38, at the height of his success as a teacher and healer, Jesus makes an odd prayer request to His disciples: He calls them to PRAY to God for more helpers. For Jesus, reaching the many lost and hurting people around Him was not something He… Continue Reading

Beginnings :: Words From Grant

Beginnings :: Words From Grant

This coming Sunday Suzanne and I will be sharing some personal updates with you about what God is up to in our lives. Although it certainly wasn’t planned this way, we both feel like we are living out the narratives of what we have been studying together during the Immerse: Beginnings series: like Abraham and… Continue Reading

Beginnings :: Numbers

Beginnings :: Numbers

This past weekend, Jael and I took a late-anniversary/early-Seminary-graduation getaway to Waco, Texas. We’ve been fans of the HGTV show ‘Fixer Upper’ for a while, and so we finally took the plunge to skip town for a few days for a pilgrimage to the town that hosts Baylor, Magnolia Market, and an eerily similar history… Continue Reading

Beginnings :: Leviticus

Beginnings :: Leviticus

What’s the deal with Leviticus?? If you have been able to keep up with your weekly readings in our Immerse: Beginnings reading campaign, you should be knee-deep in Leviticus when you read this blog. Which means of course that you are also likely to either be tempted to skip ahead to Numbers or simply give… Continue Reading

Beginnings :: Exodus 16-40

Beginnings :: Exodus 16-40

How important are the Ten Commandments for Christians? In recent years, the Ten Commandments have become a flash-point for contemporary culture wars concerning the place and role of religion in the public square. More and more public and governmental buildings are taking down plaques and statues with the Ten Commandments written upon them. Many Christians… Continue Reading

Beginnings :: Exodus 1 – 15

Beginnings :: Exodus 1 – 15

What kind of man or woman is God seeking to use to change the world? Even a cursory reading of the bible and church history will demonstrate that the way in which God accomplishes His work in the world is to raise up men and women whom will join His cause and surrender their lives… Continue Reading

Vision Sunday 2019

Praying for 2019 and beyond! Vision Sunday is coming! Each year our church family gathers together at the end of January for what we call “Vision Sunday” in order to celebrate what God has done to us, in us, and through us over the previous year as look forward to the new year. We hold… Continue Reading

Beginnings :: Genesis 12-50

Beginnings :: Genesis 12-50

How do we grow in faith, trust and obedience to God? This week as we continue our journey through the Pentateuch, we will look together at the life of Abraham. Abraham’s story is not only foundational for grasping the rest of the biblical story (not to mention our faith in Christ!), but he also provides… Continue Reading