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Blog- Change Is Good

April 29, 2022 by: Caleb Nichols

Pastor Caleb encourages us to read this blog by Erik Raymond as the church is walking through a season of change and transition.  https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/erik-raymond/change-is-good/... Keep Reading

A Steep Learning Curve What teacher would dare throw a pop quiz on the first day of class?  Well, Jesus would.  At the end of the parable of the soils and related parables Mark concludes with these words: With many such parables he spoke the word to them... Keep Reading

Of Plants and People

March 25, 2022 by: Dianne Couts

I did not learn about plants from my mother. When I’d ask her if she knew the name of a flower, she’d look at what I was holding and declare, “I know a daisy and a rose.” And that was that. We didn’t have houseplants or flower gardens whe... Keep Reading

Mark 4:13-25 A Fundamental Difference I once knew a pastor who defended what amounted to a one-size-fits-all ministry philosophy.  He argued that the fundamental job of pastoral ministry was teach at a level that the most basic members in the congregation ... Keep Reading

Living By Faith

March 11, 2022 by: Caleb Nichols

Last weekend at Church Family Worship we had a fun and challenging conversation about faith. We looked at different characters in the bible and their examples of living by faith. Living by faith is a struggle that we all walk through, and we all have times in our live... Keep Reading

The Nastiness of Time

March 4, 2022 by: Kevin Burkholder

Let me challenge you to think about time. I'll point out two ways time challenges us. First, our position as humans imprisons us to time's relentlessness. Our bodies will not last on this earth forever. In that sense, time marches on, increasingly inflicting its... Keep Reading

Waiting Patiently

February 25, 2022

Are you a patient person? Or do you fidget while waiting your turn, anxious for your needs to be met as soon as you realize them? What does true patience look like, lived out? There are great examples in the Bible of people of great faith who waited on the Lord. ... Keep Reading

Mark 4:1-12 The Story of the Disciples Several years ago, a radio discission featured Jesus’ method of disciple-making.  The speaker said that when Jesus worked, he capitalized on the moment.  Whenever an event occurred, Jesus would use it ... Keep Reading

Harassed and Helpless

February 11, 2022 by: Caleb Nichols

I love Jesus’ heart for the lost that we see in the following verses. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, &ldqu... Keep Reading

"When the Weather Prediction Is Correct"

February 4, 2022 by: Kevin Burkholder

I'm sure we've all had lots of conversations this week about the weather. And I'm sure some of those conversations included an evaluation of the weather forecasting personnel. Hype, inaccuracy, our favorite forecaster. On and on we go. Hey, the weather brings imp... Keep Reading