on August 8th, 2023
An important aspect of our Christian faith is that we are called to live in community, united by a shared purpose and mission. Not just as individual believers in our church, but included in this community is our church leadership, those called to shepherd and guide God's people. Admittedly, submitting to leadership can sometimes be challenging. Especially true because our Western culture places a...
Repent, For the Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand
on August 1st, 2023
After the book of Malachi in the Old Testament, there follows four hundred years of prophetic silence before John the Baptist appears on the scene of redemptive history as the forerunner of Jesus Christ. He came in fulfillment of prophecy and with the spirit of Elijah to be a voice “crying in the wilderness” calling people to “prepare the way of the Lord” (Matt. 3:3; 11:14; 17:11–12).John preached...
Meditate On God's Word
on July 25th, 2023
"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." (Joshua 1:8)For modern day Christians, individual Bible study has become an important part of our personal life in Christ. Yet since we ar...
Blessed Are The Meek...
on July 18th, 2023
As I was looking through my newsfeed this weekend, the phrase “God is dead” appeared in one of the articles. This phrase is most closely associated with German born Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 1844 – 1900, one of the most prominent philosophers of the 19th century.Nietzsche wrote of many things but was especially critical of Christianity because he believed that it inhibits the emergence of the Ü...
God Is Unchanging
on July 11th, 2023
If you are looking for a book of the bible to reveal God’s unchanging character and attributes, you will see it clearly in the last book of the Old Testament – Malachi. In this book, we encounter a divine conversation between man and God that is argumentative, heartfelt, and convicting. A conversation that reveals profound insights into the character of God. As background, Malachi served as a prop...
Freedom In Christ
on July 4th, 2023
Today we celebrate Independence Day in the U.S. Historically, this means we are celebrating freedom from tyranny and the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And today, these words and this celebration is more important than ever.While our nation has become divided and too many people and leaders seem to be more concerned with winning and control, our American democracy hangs on a...