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The Apology-seeking God Ultimately, the Lord makes apology between two people possible.  We know this, because he has written the book on forgiveness.  Literally.  The Bible is God’s testimony to forgiveness and restoration.  ... Keep Reading

Three Questions for Friday

September 4, 2020 by: Kevin Burkholder

Each Friday we try to post something helpful on our blog. A testimony, a reflection on Scripture, or maybe even direct teaching. Today, I want to offer three questions that often challenge me as I walk with Jesus. How do I sound about people I have a hard time lovi... Keep Reading

When Your Calling becomes Your Challenge

August 28, 2020 by: Joanne Flaker

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. - James 1:2-4&n... Keep Reading

1 John 1:5-10 When I was in my early twenties, the church that I attended hosted a weekend retreat for the men.  One of the speakers was a guest from another church.  Without even introducing himself, our guest stood up and told us that he wanted ... Keep Reading

A 15 Minute Video Describing God's Heart for the World

August 7, 2020 by: Kevin Burkholder

Greetings! I hope Friday brings a sense of expectation for the weekend. We have walked through a discipleship series that began earlier this year, paused for some pandemic-specific messages, and has since resumed. I hope the series has meant refreshment for your pers... Keep Reading

The Sun and the Son

July 31, 2020 by: Liz Flaker

 Psalm 113:3 “From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!”   Did you know there are more than 100 verses in the Bible talking about the sun, sunrises, sunsets, and even a day when the sun stool still! (Read... Keep Reading

Waiting for Utopia

July 24, 2020 by: Doug Knox

Isaiah 8:11-15 Dire Developments In the past month, the US Supreme Court—supposedly conservative after the Trump appointments—passed two motions that shocked the evangelical world.  The first, Bostock v. Clayton County, occurred on June 15, whe... Keep Reading

A Glory Beyond Compare (Romans 8)

July 10, 2020 by: Kevin Burkholder

Happy Friday! I hope this short article will encourage you. Suffering prevails for many in our world today: Financial hardship Physical suffering Grieving loss Stress from various circumstances Mental health pressures Loss due to violent or unjust death O... Keep Reading

Fathers and Sons United

June 19, 2020 by: Doug Knox

Malachi 4:5-6 Fathers and the Honor Due Them One of the last books to have been written in the Old Testament is Malachi’s prophecy.  There the prophet issues a wake-up call to a people whose worship has become mechanical.  The passion in th... Keep Reading

Reflecting on Twenty Years at Goss Memorial

June 12, 2020 by: Kevin Burkholder

I recently crossed a date on the calendar that meant I had served on staff at Goss Memorial for twenty full years. For today's blog post, I wanted to share just a few reflections. 1. I have regrets. Sometimes you will hear people say things such as "Live with no reg... Keep Reading