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The Heavenly Hurrahs

August 16, 2019 by: Doug Knox

The Star Wars Sagas I have a confession to make.  I am not a Star Wars fan.  I was in college when the first Star Wars movie premiered, the one where we first met Luke Skywalker, Princess Leah, Chewbacca, and Han Solo.  To give the... Keep Reading

“When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.” (Matthew 19:22) That was the gospel writers’ descriptive comment was in the story of the “Rich Young Man (Matt 19:16-22, Mark 10:17-30, Luke 18:18-30). Jesus... Keep Reading

Reading the History of the Bible

July 19, 2019 by: Doug Knox

BASIC BIBLE 365 A Plan for Reading and Understanding God’s Essential Message What’s on your bucket list?  Here are some ideas: Compete in the Iron Man Triathlon Climb Mount Everest Swim the English Channel Ride the Tour de France Re... Keep Reading

Yard Work

July 12, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

My friend Kevin recently cut his finger on the tip of his thumb. He explained that he was weeding in his backyard and as he went to grab a weed, there was an old piece of glass sticking up and he jammed his finger into it causing a pretty bloody cut. Of course, storie... Keep Reading

The Week-Long Ministry Event

July 5, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

Goss Memorial Church's VBS will begin this Sunday evening ((July 7) and run through Thursday (July 11). This post is not a wide plea for help. Instead consider this an encouragement to embrace what happens in week long ministry efforts as special opportunities for our... Keep Reading

From High School Romance to Mature Love

June 21, 2019 by: Doug Knox

Genesis 29 They don’t call it “Falling” in Love for Nothing Something about a beautiful woman makes a man fall hard.  If he loses her, he lands hard, and sometimes his brokenness never heals.  Even the great men in the Bible dea... Keep Reading

Invitation and Challenge

June 14, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

I heard about a man named Monty Roberts who earned the nickname, “the Horse whisperer.” He developed a new way of working with horses that wasn’t cruel or time intensive. The traditional way of breaking a horse was to tie a horses leg to a post and f... Keep Reading

Why Prayer Is Difficult

June 7, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

Have you ever thought about why prayer is difficult? Today a few thoughts about how churches struggle when it comes to gathering for prayer. 1. Prayer is not exciting. Well, it is, but it's not. How's that for talking out of both sides of my mouth? Prayer, communica... Keep Reading

Power of Prayer

May 31, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

If I asked: "Do you believe prayer works?" most believers would answer "yes".  A similar question about an area of our spiritual development where we struggle most would probably reveal "prayer" as a common answer. So, we believe in it, but we struggle with it ... Keep Reading

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Acts 9:1-31 The Two Types of Biblical Call If we name Jesus as Lord, we have been called by God into his family.  The Apostle Paul describes our calling to faith this way: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, fo... Keep Reading