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He Came

What is Christmas all about? If we hit the streets and asked this question what kinds of answers would we hear? Family? Generosity? Gifts? Unity? Peace? All of these answers are nice and would fit the scene of any TV programming this time of year, but they miss the mark don't they? My little 3 year old daughter, Avery, would remind us that Christmas is about Jesus' birthday. This is right of course, but isn't Christmas about something more, something vastly more significant? Yes! What we celebrate on Christmas is that the unthinkable has happened! Something incredible occurred on Christmas 2,000 years ago! On this birthday the Author of all of history stepped foot into His own story and became one of the characters. He Came! He came on a mission, a mission that gives us a true reason to celebrate and have hope that is unfading. Join us as we consider this grand reality and all of its gracious implications....Read More

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

Finding Comfort in God's Multi-Faceted Glory

We go to different places to meet different needs. We go to the grocery store for food, the hardware store for tools, the hospital for medical care, and so on. Thankfully, God in His Multi-Faceted Glory offers to meet all of our greatest needs in and of Himself. He needs no help and we need no look elsewhere. As Israel lost hope in exile Isaiah comforted them with this reality, a reality we should meditate on and rejoice in regularly!...Read More

Finding Your Confidence

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by where God has placed you or a challenge you have faced in life? Most, if not all of us, have. This feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed rises as we lack confidence. So where can we find confidence to face the challenges of life or step out and take a risk in serving God? The world points you inward, but God points us elsewhere....Read More

God's Varied Approaches to Loving Us

God doesn't take a cookie cutter approach to our growth. Isaiah uses the picture of the relationship between a man and some dirt to help us see this beautiful aspect of God's grace towards us....Read More

Tools In the Hand of the Master Craftsman

God has many enemies described throughout Scripture. We see nations like Assyria that despised God and appear to be working against His purposes, but occasionally the Scriptures let us peak behind the curtain and see God's workings and when they do what we see is amazing. ...Read More

The Sovereignty of God and Forgiveness

The life of Joseph shows us a picture of a man who is sinned against in some catastrophic ways that absolutely turn his life upside down. One of the most shocking elements of Joseph's life is how he is able to forgive the men who tried to kill him and sold him into slavery. We find ourselves struggling to forgive over far smaller issues in our lives. How was Joseph able to forgive these men? What was his secret?...Read More

More Than Stories

Adam and Eve, Noah and the Ark, Joseph and the coat of many colors, and David and Goliath. For many of us these are stories that we grew up with. We heard these stories from our parents and we learned them in Sunday school. Even if you didn’t grow up in a Christian home you can probably describe with some accuracy the Garden of Eden or identify Noah as the man in the picture who is loading animals onto a giant boat. These stories, and many others, have been passed down for thousands of years, they have stood the test of time. Generation after generation of parents have told their children the stories of Moses parting the Red Sea and of Daniel spending a night with a Den of Lions. But why? ...Read More

This Changes Everything: A Study of 1 Corinthians 15

Major events in human history send ripple effects for generations, the resurrection of Jesus on the other hand creates tidal waves that will forever shape the future. How you respond to the resurrection will determine whether you are swept away by these tidal waves or you are able to ride them into eternal joy and glory. Over the next 8 weeks we will be considering the eternity altering implications of Jesus' resurrection with Paul as we walk through 1 Corinthians 15. The resurrection of Jesus was not simply a happy ending to a tragic story, it has literally changed everything and changes life for us in the here and now of life as well. We hope you will join us for this exciting study that will kick off on April 27, 2014....Read More

Easter 2014

Easter is generally celebrated with eggs, candy and bunnies. All of this is great, but is there more? We believe that the truth of Easter holds the power to offer true hope. We believe that the truth of Easter changes everything! Because Jesus died and rose again from the grave EVERYTHING is different! ...Read More