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Some Encouragement in Grief

February 22, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

Let me be honest: as this weekend approaches, I am grieving. I am not alone and I do not suffer the most. But, I miss our brother Al Williams. I am saddened by his loss. He is gone seemingly too soon.  So what do we do? Crawl in a hole and make the weekend pas... Keep Reading

Husbands Empowering their Wives, Part 1

February 15, 2019 by: Doug Knox

1 Peter 3:7 Husbands and Wives Enduring Chaos The Apostle Peter wrote his first letter to believers suffering under mounting persecution (1 Peter 1:1-2).  Historically we know this was under Emperor Nero.  In order to encourage them to stand agai... Keep Reading

Religion without Faith

February 8, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

I recently read an article about a pastor of a church who didn’t believe in God. Yes, she remained in the position in spite of her belief. Yes, the church and denomination learned of this but continued to keep her as their pastor. Other than shock and the ques... Keep Reading

Could You Explain the Bible to Someone?

February 1, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

The title of this article asks a reflective question. The Bible's expansive history, variety of content, and different culture make it a challenging book to understand. So, could you explain it to someone? Say you had ten minutes to break it down and explain the Bib... Keep Reading

Commitment to Principle

January 18, 2019 by: Doug Knox

Luke 9:51-53 Call to Courage The other day I pulled out my DVD copy of the 2007 movie, “The Kingdom,” and watched it. Again.  I cannot tell you how many times I have watched the movie but draws me like a bird to its nest. The story involves a ter... Keep Reading

What the Bible is Not

January 10, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

Our teens are going through a study in our morning Sunday School class about “How to Read the Bible.” As I’ve been preparing and studying for this series, I came across some inspiring quotes about the Bible. https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual... Keep Reading

"Questions for 2019"

January 4, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

A New Year can bring a lot of baggage, like holiday debt regret. Yes, I meant that to rhyme. Or, what about holiday waist-line regret? The New Year can also bring the baggage of unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Or, perhaps the weight of consequence of last year's poor de... Keep Reading

The Three Generations of Manhood

December 21, 2018 by: Doug Knox

1 John 1:11-14 A Church in Crisis The book of 1 John arises out of a crisis in a local church.  Certain prominent members had come to deny Jesus’ deity and had left the congregation.  John’s language suggests that the defection may ha... Keep Reading

Living in the Right Story

December 14, 2018 by: Ryan Lawrence

Pastor Kevin gave a quote of Charles Spurgeon a few weeks ago and it has stuck with me. “Visit many good books but live in the Bible.” This has led me to be more critical what I read and what art I “consume.” I love a good story. I especially l... Keep Reading

"Christmas Album Tradition"

December 7, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

A few years ago I remember reading an article challenging dads to exercise some creativity in leading their homes at Christmas time. Since then, we've attempted a couple which happen to fit in the busy schedule of our lives. Some examples include: a specific time aw... Keep Reading