Going on Mission

“I have now to ask whether you can consent to part with your daughter early next spring, to see her no more in this world? Whether you can consent to her departure to a heathen land, and her subjection to the hardships and sufferings of a missionary life? Whether you can consent to her exposure to the dangers of the ocean; to the fatal influence of the southern climate of India; to every kind of want and distress; to degradation, insult, persecution, and perhaps a violent death? Can you consent to all this, for the sake of Him who left His heavenly home and died for her and for you; for the sake of perishing, immortal souls; for the sake of Zion and the glory of God? Can you consent to all this, in hope of soon meeting your daughter in the world of glory, with a crown of righteousness brightened by the acclamations of praise which shall resound to her Savior from heathens saved, through her means, from eternal woe and despair?” Read more…


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God, Why Coronavirus?

It has been two months and counting as our community and the world have been shaken by the Coronavirus.  Governments, businesses, churches, and homes have all been affected by the social, economic, and physical burdens of the virus.  We are filled with questions.  When will things return to normal?  Will we have a new normal?  Why is this happening?  How can we be better prepared next time?  What does the future look like?  I am sure there are many other questions you are asking too. Read more…

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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. Read more…


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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. Read more…


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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. Read more…


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