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Matthew 11:1-6 The Issue of Doubt Have you ever had to ask questions about things that you thought you had nailed down in your faith? Have you asked questions and failed to receive a satisfactory answer? Have you ever been slammed into a wall so hard that you have... Keep Reading

You Don't Believe in God...Why?

July 13, 2018 by: Ryan Lawrence

Every once in a while I will encounter a student who tells me “I don’t believe in God. I believe in science.” This usually comes after I’ve been telling them of the ways they can get involved with our youth ministry, whether the upcoming event ... Keep Reading

Re-Starting the Goss Church Blog

July 6, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

Quite some time has passed since the blog on our church's page has seen regular usage. I hope today marks the beginning of a fresh start. Why? Good question. You can read a lot of information in a lot of various places. However, as we often say, we are a local churc... Keep Reading

Jesus, Justice, Mercy, and USA Gymnastics

January 26, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

  Our current Sunday morning series shines the light on weighty issues of justice and mercy. The recent scandal involving U.S.A. gymnastics no doubt leaves our stomachs churning and stokes the fires of outrage. But, in the middle of the sentencing phase of thi... Keep Reading

Why Do A Series On The Reformation?

September 22, 2017 by: Kevin Burkholder

Some will say "Martin who?" Some will yawn at my surface treatment of these historical events and their Scriptural roots. Either way, I hope the upcoming series "500 Years Later: God, Reform Our Hearts!" will help. Let me suggest a few specific ways this series cou... Keep Reading

Challenges for Approaching Congregational Worship

January 20, 2017 by: Kevin Burkholder

Good Friday morning! As another weekend approaches, opportunities for public, gathered worship will once again lie before us. As you think about worshiping this weekend, challenge yourself in the following areas: Come with expectations.  Ask God to do wo... Keep Reading

Christmas and Grief

December 21, 2016 by: Kevin Burkholder

The holiday season (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's) often brings pain or fresh reminders of pain into our lives.  I found this article and thought I'd share. It offers a helpful approach to dealing with grief and loss during this time of year. A few streng... Keep Reading

Praying for Missionaries

October 30, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

Two weekends ago our annual missions conference was held here at Goss Memorial. I love this particular weekend for a number of reasons. One of my favorite things about interacting with missionaries is the reminder that they are real people with real lives and situati... Keep Reading

Honor Someone This Weekend

June 5, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

I caught a verse on the radio today that struck me. If you're like me, a lot of those verses don't sit for very long or they simply provide a momentary encouragement. This one has settled with me and challenged me. Romans 12:10 says this: "Love one another with broth... Keep Reading

How And How Not to Welcome Guests At Church

May 9, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

I read an article this week that made me think. Check it out here: Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Guest in a Worship Service. As you read through those ten, know that they actually happened. Whenever I hear stories like this, my first response is: "That would ... Keep Reading