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Defeat, Not Failure

November 27, 2020 by: Doug Knox

Exodus 6:1-13 Experiencing Defeat Recently I suffered a defeat in my ministry that has left me wondering about my abilities, my direction, and even my calling.  Good friends gave me wise counsel, but while the wound is fresh, I concentrate on personal stud... Keep Reading

Responding to the Election

November 6, 2020 by: Kevin Burkholder

Did you know an election happened in the U.S. this week? Ok, ok, I obviously do not believe this matter is light-hearted. In that light, let me offer a few thoughts I hope will help. 1. The sovereignty of God. Maybe you have tired of hearing things like "trust God" ... Keep Reading

A Few Words About Love

October 9, 2020 by: Kevin Burkholder

More than ever, the Christian Church needs an ethic and a practice of love.... Keep Reading

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