I love pastors. I am a pastor and some of my dearest friends and role models are pastors. October is Pastor Appreciation Month so I thought I would give a shout out to all the pastors who labor so lovingly and sacrificially for the Lord in service to His people....Keep Reading
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Yesterday morning I spent some extended time in our sanctuary praying for each of you by name. As your pastor and as a fellow human walking through this strange and extremely disruptive and exhaustive season, I want you to know that am concerned for each of you. I know the condition of my own heart (see this Facebook post) and I think I can safely assume it maybe be true of yours in one way or another as well. ...
This Sunday we will be singing a new song together. Way Maker was originally written by a Nigerian songwriter/artist Sinach (her full name is Osinachi Okoro) and has become an anthem for many during the COVID-19 pandemic has also been sung by demonstrators marching for racial justice, calling out for God as a “way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness.” This song fits beautifully into our Advent series as its simple lyrics remind us of our God who is truly with us!...
With the increases of COVID-19 transmission that we are seeing in our region and our local high schools having 100 confirmed covid cases, 600 in quarantine, and returning to blended learning, the Session wants to encourage all those who attend in-person gathered worship to exercise extreme care. We do not want any of our church family, those what we love, nor our community and workplaces to contract the virus....
The City team has worked hard to build and deliver a delightful, native iPhone app experience, and they are excited to have our church use it and let them know what we think!...Keep Reading
It was also in that post where I respectively placed paedo-baptism and being Presbyterian in fourth and fifth place. Here me say this before you jump to any conclusions: I don’t consider Christian baptism insignificant, but I believe the debate between infant-baptists and believer-baptists has been elevated to a position of unhealthy prominence in the Christian community...Keep Reading
My first priority is Jesus Christ; He has called me to be His disciple, so I am to pick up my cross, deny myself, follow Him, and encourage others to do the same....Keep Reading
God loves a cheerful giver. He delights in receiving the spontaneous offerings that flow from joyful hearts as expressions of trust and gratitude to God for what He has done and in who He is. Our giving is to be purposeful and according to our ability (Acts 11:27-30; 1 Peter 4:10, 11; 2 Corinthians 8:10-14). ...Keep Reading
Our default modus operandi for interaction, particularly when we disagree, is mean-edged sarcasm and cynicism. It’s as if we don’t know how to make a point without it being at the end of an arrow aimed for someone’s heart. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Paul Vroom had three great questions from Sunday mornings sermon "Monday: Turning the Tables" from Luke 19:45-48. We pray that you would use these questions in your personal relationship with God, with your family, or your Missional Community. ...Keep Reading
This Sunday we are going to be walking through Luke 19:41-48 where Jesus clears the Court of the Gentiles. Jesus has a red hot zeal for worship. His zeal for worshiping God was to be extended to all the nations! We see Jesus halting the traffic of those who were using the Court of Gentiles as a shortcut - "he “would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple....Keep Reading
Well, as a pastor whose life is found ruminating on theological chunck and tibits, I sometimes quickly forget that not everyone is traveling with me, reading the same books as I am (or understand the context of sentences that I may have pulled out of a paragraph, which is located in a chapter, which is embedded in a book) or even in the same place spiritually or theologica...Keep Reading
Are you a hands-on, action-oriented person? If yes, then your help is needed!...Keep Reading