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Commitment to Principle

January 18, 2019 by: Doug Knox

Luke 9:51-53 Call to Courage The other day I pulled out my DVD copy of the 2007 movie, “The Kingdom,” and watched it. Again.  I cannot tell you how many times I have watched the movie but draws me like a bird to its nest. The story involves a ter... Keep Reading

What the Bible is Not

January 10, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

Our teens are going through a study in our morning Sunday School class about “How to Read the Bible.” As I’ve been preparing and studying for this series, I came across some inspiring quotes about the Bible. https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual... Keep Reading

"Questions for 2019"

January 4, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

A New Year can bring a lot of baggage, like holiday debt regret. Yes, I meant that to rhyme. Or, what about holiday waist-line regret? The New Year can also bring the baggage of unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Or, perhaps the weight of consequence of last year's poor de... Keep Reading

The Three Generations of Manhood

December 21, 2018 by: Doug Knox

1 John 1:11-14 A Church in Crisis The book of 1 John arises out of a crisis in a local church.  Certain prominent members had come to deny Jesus’ deity and had left the congregation.  John’s language suggests that the defection may ha... Keep Reading

Living in the Right Story

December 14, 2018 by: Ryan Lawrence

Pastor Kevin gave a quote of Charles Spurgeon a few weeks ago and it has stuck with me. “Visit many good books but live in the Bible.” This has led me to be more critical what I read and what art I “consume.” I love a good story. I especially l... Keep Reading

"Christmas Album Tradition"

December 7, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

A few years ago I remember reading an article challenging dads to exercise some creativity in leading their homes at Christmas time. Since then, we've attempted a couple which happen to fit in the busy schedule of our lives. Some examples include: a specific time aw... Keep Reading

Resources from 11/29 Technology Seminar

November 30, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

Resources from our technology seminar on 11/29: Sites/Articles Stats used in seminar: https://www.bankmycell.com/blog/smartphone-addiction/ Tech workers raising their kids tech free: https://www.businessinsider.com/silicon-valley-parents-raising-their-kids-tech-f... Keep Reading

13 Thanksgiving Questions

November 23, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

These 13 Thanksgiving questions were posted by speaker and author Paul Tripp this week in his email communication. They are too good not to share and I hope they will help you think deeply about Thanksgiving! Would the people who live nearest to you characterize ... Keep Reading

The Third Miracle

November 16, 2018 by: Doug Knox

Luke 4:38-5:11 Getting Our Attention When God calls a man for particular service, he shreds his everyday world.  Luke 4:38-5:11 records a series of three miracles by Jesus.  During the first two, Jesus’ disciples just take everything in. &... Keep Reading

Acceptance

November 9, 2018 by: Ryan Lawrence

We used to have a reverse osmosis filter for our kitchen sink. This water filter has such a tiny membrane to filter the water that it even gets out bacteria, let alone sulfur, minerals and any other impurities. The water that came up from the well without any filtrati... Keep Reading