Pastors' Blog

4 Reasons to Delight in the Law of the Lord

When many read commandments and the law of God in the Scriptures they quickly characterize God as “bossy” and Christianity as about nothing more than rules that must be followed. So how is it that the Psalmist can delight himself in the law of the lord and meditate on it day and night? Who would want to dwell so much on something so burdensome? Here are 4 benefits that God’s law gives us that lead us to delighting in the law of the Lord!...Read More

Celebrating the Fatherhood of God

Father’s Day is a day meant to celebrate and remember the wonderful Fathers in our lives and there is no greater Father in our lives than that of our Heavenly Father so I want to take time Sunday to consider Our Heavenly Father. Now some could hear this and say, "Sure, Thomas, of course we will talk about God the Father on Father's day, predictable." To that I would reply, "Yes, maybe so, however the Fatherhood of God is no throw away topic. J.I. Packer has this to say on the Fatherhood of God......Read More

Powerful Prayers

We all fail to understand the incredible honor and resource that is available to us in prayer. God, the Creator of the cosmos, the Sustainer of all life and matter, the writer of all history and future events, invites you to come and share your heart with Him. How insane is that?!? You! Little, old you!!! What would you say to Him? What would you share? What would you ask of Him? You have an audience with the King of kings, the Lord of lords! What will you do with it???...Read More

Prayer and the Sovereignty of God

If God is sovereign over all things then what impact do our prayers ultimately have? This is a question many have wrestled with as we struggle to understand the relationship between two very important truths from the Scripture. What may seem like a conflict is actually a God's plan to bring Himself greater glory as He carries out His will....Read More

Easter: Fact or Fable?

It's not an overstatement to say that Christianity hinges completely on what happened that first Easter morning. So what happened that first Easter morning? Did Jesus rise from the dead or do we celebrate a legend that grew out of control? Join us on Easter evening at 5pm as we dive into the story of that first Easter as we seek to uncover the truth, Easter: is it a fact or a fable?...Read More

God's Good in our Suffering

What do we mean when we say that God works all things together for good? What is that "good?" Understanding the "good" that has for you in your moments of pain, hurt, loss, suffering or trials will shape how you respond in these dark moments. It will show you where you can find hope. It will reveal the greater purpose of what God is at work to accomplish in your life. What is that "good?"...Read More

Trusting God's Higher Ways

Often the world and our lives have the illusion of chaos as we see so many things that seem to be spinning out of control. What we often fail to take into consideration is that the story God is writing in human history comes from a level of thought that we could never begin to approach. Isaiah gives us an important reminder as we consider God's plans and ways of working in human history....Read More

Christmas: Trying to Comprehend the Incomprehensible

Each year during the Christmas season I spend several weeks wrestling with the glorious truth of the incarnation, and every year I come to the same conclusion, it's incomprehensible. Sure, I know the story, but each year I am reminded again of the unfathomable reality of the Christmas story. But we must keep trying. ...Read More

Making Christ the Center of Your Christmas

The Christmas season is a special time of year, but what makes it special isn't all of the fun traditions that we partake in. What makes it special is what and who we are celebrating, Jesus! Unfortunately, it is easy to see the traditions and events of the season clutter our view of what is really important this time of year. What can we do to keep Jesus at the center of our Christmas this year? Here are a few ways that my family strives to keep Christmas all about Jesus....Read More

What Do You See in the Nativity Scene?

What imagery pops into your head when you think of Christmas? Is it the nativity scene? I think it is for many, if not most Christians. The nativity scene is beautiful on many levels, isn't it? It produces such a peaceful and happy sight, as we behold the sweet baby boy in a manger, with a glowing mother and proud father, onlooking shepherds, amidst farm animals in a barn. As wonderful as this image is, it is easy for us to get lost in it's tranquility and miss out on the grander reality of what really took place....Read More