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Jesus, Justice, Mercy, and USA Gymnastics

January 26, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

  Our current Sunday morning series shines the light on weighty issues of justice and mercy. The recent scandal involving U.S.A. gymnastics no doubt leaves our stomachs churning and stokes the fires of outrage. But, in the middle of the sentencing phase of thi... Keep Reading

Why Do A Series On The Reformation?

September 22, 2017 by: Kevin Burkholder

Some will say "Martin who?" Some will yawn at my surface treatment of these historical events and their Scriptural roots. Either way, I hope the upcoming series "500 Years Later: God, Reform Our Hearts!" will help. Let me suggest a few specific ways this series cou... Keep Reading

Challenges for Approaching Congregational Worship

January 20, 2017 by: Kevin Burkholder

Good Friday morning! As another weekend approaches, opportunities for public, gathered worship will once again lie before us. As you think about worshiping this weekend, challenge yourself in the following areas: Come with expectations.  Ask God to do wo... Keep Reading

Christmas and Grief

December 21, 2016 by: Kevin Burkholder

The holiday season (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's) often brings pain or fresh reminders of pain into our lives.  I found this article and thought I'd share. It offers a helpful approach to dealing with grief and loss during this time of year. A few streng... Keep Reading

Praying for Missionaries

October 30, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

Two weekends ago our annual missions conference was held here at Goss Memorial. I love this particular weekend for a number of reasons. One of my favorite things about interacting with missionaries is the reminder that they are real people with real lives and situati... Keep Reading

Honor Someone This Weekend

June 5, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

I caught a verse on the radio today that struck me. If you're like me, a lot of those verses don't sit for very long or they simply provide a momentary encouragement. This one has settled with me and challenged me. Romans 12:10 says this: "Love one another with broth... Keep Reading

How And How Not to Welcome Guests At Church

May 9, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

I read an article this week that made me think. Check it out here: Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Guest in a Worship Service. As you read through those ten, know that they actually happened. Whenever I hear stories like this, my first response is: "That would ... Keep Reading

For the believer, this weekend should cause much reflecion, anticipation, and joy. The death, burial, and resurrection represent the foundation of the Christian experience (See I Corinthians 15:1-4). I wanted to share an article with you today for your reading. This ... Keep Reading

Encouraging Growth!

February 27, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

It's easy to rant about what limits our growth. Instead of the negative approach today, let me take the positive. I have been dwelling a lot on Colossians 3 (which you should encourage since I've been preaching from it!). This chapter has much to say about our growth... Keep Reading

Defining Worship

February 6, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

This Sunday begins our "Worship. Grow. Share." series at Goss Memorial Church. We are excited to think about these Biblical concepts, dive into Colossians 3, and challenge the implications for the purpose of our local church. Our first two weeks will focus on "worshi... Keep Reading