Pastors’ Blog

Don’t Be A Rambo

In a real war, the Rambo types get killed. The guy, who can only go it alone, single-handedly takes on the enemy to his own demise. He is the solo target for the enemy. He says, “I am an army of one”. Once you enlist, as a friend shared with me, you find out that […]

Life is Too Short

“Your life is continued to you upon the earth for no other purpose than this, that you may know, love, and serve God on earth, and enjoy Him to all eternity.” John Wesley Wesley knew that we continually live with one foot in the “now” and the other foot in the “not yet”.  The kingdom […]

Less of Me/More of Him

Jesus tells his disciples in Matthew 16 that to follow Him means that they will have to “deny themselves and take up a cross”. He goes on to describe a man gaining the whole world and yet losing his soul in the process. “What good is that?” He asks. Then Jesus makes a bold claim […]

To Keep Stepping Out in Faith

I was blown away by the sermon Sunday. If you were there, then you know how moving it felt. Pastor Riley’s challenge for us to keep stepping out in faith was so clearly stated. His call to let younger generations see the Lord’s faithfulness is one that I am whole-heartily committed to as Lead Pastor. […]

Grace from God

I’m reading a book about Heaven. It’s John Wesley’s thoughts on Heaven and Grace. Wesley said; “stir up the spark of grace which is now in you, and God will give you more grace”. From the divine side salvation is by grace alone. From the human side salvation is by faith. Ephesians 2:8 “For it […]

Keeping Christmas all Year

“Bah Humbug!” You recognize that outburst as that of Scrooge, the main character in Charles Dickens’, “A Christmas Carol”. Dickens wrote the classic over a six-week period in 1843. Scrooge was a miserly old man who thought Christmas was just an excuse for people to miss work and idle folks to expect handouts. On Christmas […]

Look for Christ

C.S. Lewis said, “Look for Christ and you will find Him. And with Him, everything else.” Everywhere I look during the holidays I see people searching. Maybe searching for different things but none the less looking for answers. It could be the perfect present, the right way to connect to difficult family, the next great […]

Celebration of the Angels

“There is joy in the presence of the angels of God when one sinner changes his heart and life.” Luke 15:10 Why do Jesus and His angels rejoice over just one repenting sinner? Can they see something we cannot? Do they know something we don’t?  Absolutely! They know what heaven holds. Heaven is populated by […]

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