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"The Monopoly Life"

October 12, 2018 by: Ryan Lawrence

I used to love the game Monopoly. My brother, friends and I used to play it over the summer and the same game would last for weeks. For those who don’t really understand Monopoly, maybe because you’ve been warned away from haters, it essentially involves y... Keep Reading

God, Trees, Fruitfulness

October 5, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

Have you ever thought about trees? If you don't grow them or it's not Christmas or you're not undertaking a landscaping project, then probably not. I recently read an article that made me think a lot about trees - and the Bible. Here's the link. Please read it: ... Keep Reading

Creation and My Kids

September 28, 2018 by: Megan Flaker

“…in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”  Genesis 1:27 A recent message Pastor Kevin preached from Genesis fell fresh on me in terms of parenting.  I felt a sobering burden as a mom with girls.  I know ... Keep Reading

Love The Sinner, Period

September 21, 2018 by: Doug Knox

Luke 15 A little under four years ago, a Christian blogger wrote article called, “Debunking the ‘Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin’ Myth.”  The writer called for Christians to follow the Scripture.  He asked his readers to drop hate from... Keep Reading

Remember to Remember

September 14, 2018 by: Ryan Lawrence

Our family had a time where we were playing one of those memory games; you know, the kids game that has all of the matching cards that are placed face down in a grid. When you get a match, you get to try to find another match and collect more than the other players. T... Keep Reading

Is God Your Authority?

September 7, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

As I'm preparing to preach the last portion of Genesis 1 this Sunday, I've thought quite a bit about authority. Parents teach kids authority. We deal with authority in employment. We consider authority when an officer pulls us over. Teachers and administrators e... Keep Reading

How Much More?

August 31, 2018 by: Megan Flaker

How Much More? I am going through a Bible Study right now titled The Quest by Beth Moore.  Those of you who know me will not be surprised by this. Beth Moore is a favorite author and teacher of mine.  This study is all about questions we find in Scripture.&... Keep Reading

"Do You Grumble?"

August 24, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

Do you grumble? In thinking about the question, do you fear a pastoral lashing in this article? Did you click here because of a fear of conviction? I am not posting this article as a source of major correction in our church. Instead, I post this first and foremost... Keep Reading

DISCIPLESHIP: NOT AN OPTION FOR SALVATION

August 17, 2018 by: Doug Knox

Matthew 8 records a dual encounter with Jesus and two would-be disciples.  In both cases Jesus surprises us with his answers.  The encounters go like this: And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.&rd... Keep Reading

It Still Hurts, God

August 10, 2018 by: Ryan Lawrence

Stephen Fry, the British actor and comedian was interviewed about the meaning of life on a UK TV show called The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne. Here is a tiny bit of that interview: GAY BYRNE: Suppose it is all true, and you walk up to the Pearly Gates and you are ... Keep Reading