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Encouraging Growth!

February 27, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

It's easy to rant about what limits our growth. Instead of the negative approach today, let me take the positive. I have been dwelling a lot on Colossians 3 (which you should encourage since I've been preaching from it!). This chapter has much to say about our growth... Keep Reading

Defining Worship

February 6, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

This Sunday begins our "Worship. Grow. Share." series at Goss Memorial Church. We are excited to think about these Biblical concepts, dive into Colossians 3, and challenge the implications for the purpose of our local church. Our first two weeks will focus on "worshi... Keep Reading

A Round-Up on Human Life

January 30, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

My goal today is to get you to do some reading about the issue of life. I subscribe to World Magazine and this year's Roe. v. Wade issue had some compelling articles. You may not be able to read all of the articles below. You can get a free trial subscription if you ... Keep Reading

Seeking Racial Understanding

January 16, 2015 by: Kevin Burkholder

The first Sunday of January I preached a message challenging our hearts in the area of racial division. We compared God's Word from Galatians 3 to the perceptions we have of race and racial issues. My cry continues to be: God, help us! One of the challenges I gave t... Keep Reading

When Emotion In Worship Is Good

December 19, 2014 by: Kevin Burkholder

Christmas is definitely a time of year when our emotions are noticeable. Perhaps we struggle through, hurting from the loss of loved ones who are not here to share the holiday with us. Perhaps we are caught up in the hustle and bustle, beaming with excitment. Perhp... Keep Reading

An Awe-Filled Church

December 12, 2014

Sometimes it's easier to describe something as "awful" rather than "awe-filled".  Last week's post asked "Does church bore you?" This week's post will help you think about what an awe-filled church can look like. As believers gather each week, the goal is to be... Keep Reading

Do You Think Church Is Boring?

December 5, 2014 by: Kevin Burkholder

If you think church is boring, this blog post is for you.  I found an article written by David Murray. Murray has based a couple posts off thoughts by R.C. Sproul. I think both of these posts will be incredibly helpful to anyone who attends our church or another... Keep Reading

Thanksgiving Keeps You From Sin

November 21, 2014 by: Kevin Burkholder

What an interesting thought: Thanksgiving keeps you from sin. Is that true? Look closely at Romans 1:21: "For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futlie in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkene... Keep Reading

Do you pray for congregational worship? I hope the answer is "yes!".  If the answer is less than an enthusiastic "yes!", you're probably not alone. But, that doesn't reduce the importance of worship and the need to prepare through intentional prayer. Here are a... Keep Reading

How Do You Prepare for Sunday Worship?

November 7, 2014 by: Kevin Burkholder

Preparing for Sunday morning worship. When was the last time you gave it any significant thought? Whether you have or haven't, I'm here to add some fuel to the fire. I found this article by Kevin DeYoung very helpful. Its title, "Preparing for Sunday Worship" lays ou... Keep Reading