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Paddler or Passenger

February 14, 2020 by: Ryan Lawrence

“It was all God.” I hear people say that usually in reference to some ministry success or the victory in a person’s own life. I think I generally get the implication of what the person is saying, but the analytical part of my brain starts to tug on m... Keep Reading

Preparing for Sunday's Message

January 31, 2020 by: Kevin Burkholder

This Sunday we will cover the rest of Genesis 21. The last thirteen verses (vs. 22-34) contain a story unfamiliar in many ways. First, most people don't know it as the most famous Bible story of Genesis, or even chapter 21. Second, Abimelech and Phicol don't stand ou... Keep Reading

How to be Wrong - Part 1

January 16, 2020 by: Doug Knox

1 Kings 22:1-40 What is the first thing we must do in order to make an apology?  The answer is not to humble yourself.  Before that even occurs, we must be wrong.  One of the most important realizations we can make is that our track record o... Keep Reading

Christ Our Savior

January 10, 2020 by: Ryan Lawrence

Jesus made many claims about himself, about God and about the world. Of all of these claims, the most well known is that he is the savior; that he offers salvation to the world. Even without realizing the full scope being the savior of the world, it is easy to see tha... Keep Reading

Read the Bible in 2020

January 3, 2020 by: Kevin Burkholder

I write today to say one of the most important things any believer could pursue this year is to read the Bible. Yes, just read the Bible. Do you have a time set aside each day to engage in God's Word? A few encouragements: You prioritize what you love. Do you&nb... Keep Reading

Joseph, Christmas's Forgotten Father

December 19, 2019 by: Doug Knox

Matthew 1:18- 2:25 The Eclipse of Joseph The book of Luke is our go-to Gospel on Jesus’ birth.  This is the book where we see the angel Gabriel make his announcement to Mary that she will have a miraculous son.  Mary visits Elizabeth and pr... Keep Reading

Give The Man A Drink - Short Story

December 12, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

     A man with a neatly groomed mustache went into a restaurant and sat at a booth. Before him on the table was seated a glass filled with an unknown beverage. He looked around the room, wondering if he could get the attention of the server and ask wha... Keep Reading

"Giving Thanks - For What You Can See or for What You Can't?"

November 29, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

Chances are you've had at least one special meal this week, maybe more. I hope Thanksgiving has landed somewhere near the main point of our feasting.  Let me challenge you to think about giving thanks. Perhaps if you have shared with family at all, things... Keep Reading

Sharing in Christs Sufferings

November 21, 2019 by: Doug Knox

Philippians 3:10 Sharing in Christ’s Sufferings In his letter to the Philippian church, the Apostle Paul reveals that his lifetime goal is that he might “know [Christ] and the power of his resurrection, and may share in his sufferings, becoming like... Keep Reading

OCD

November 15, 2019

People laugh and say “Oh, it’s the OCD in me.” We want things certain ways and in a certain order. I think that is true for everyone at some time or another. But for those of us with OCD it’s not always a laughing matter. It can be a debilitati... Keep Reading