Reading the Bible to Understand

The Bible is a complex book full of meaning for your life.  God gave us the Bible to reveal His own nature and purpose to us, and how we can relate to Him.  He has expressed His deep love for us through the pages of the book, and with through the chapters and verses He shows us how we can be near to Him forever.


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Preparing for Online Worship, Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!  Today we celebrate our Mothers.  Each one of us should take the time to honor our Mothers and our wives daily, but this weekend we take time to really thank them for all they do.  In the Bible, mothers are incredibly important.  There are some really good examples of mothers and some not-so-good examples in the Bible.


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Fighting for Community

Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

 

Over the last several weeks, almost all of my routines and habits have been disrupted. My sleep schedule is messed up, work is now done from home, church is done virtually, and honestly, I sometimes don’t remember what day it is. Of all the things that I miss during this time, the number one thing on that list is my community. I am blessed with not only a strong body of believers to call my church family, but also a group of friends who have been my source of community for several years. These are “my people”, the ones we go to when we are in need, the ones that we spend time with on a regular basis, and the ones who build us up and speak truth and life into us when we need it.


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Family Worship Guide May 3

Happy May!  We are continuing the sermon series titled Living Your Best Life.  I recognize our current circumstances don’t feel much like our best life.  But it all depends on your relationship with God.  In this series we will study portions of Deuteronomy for the next few weeks.  We will learn keys to living the life God intended for us to live.  Moses is nearing the end of his life and preparing the next generation to enter God’s promised land.  Before they do, he has final words to share that they will live the best life in the promises of God.


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Live on Purpose

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For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

 

Have you caught yourself at some point in the last few weeks asking, “Why is this happening?”  Anytime we face hardship or confusing circumstances, we naturally want to know why.  We assume there is a purpose to all this, and we would like to figure it out quick.  Maybe if we learn our lesson quickly, the circumstances will change quickly.  God certainly uses our circumstances to shape our character and strengthen our faith.  There really is a purpose.


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