One Duty of Faithful Pastors: Barking at Wolves

While the pastor as a shepherd has many duties which turn his focus inward toward the flock, there is one duty in particular for which he must keep his eye focused outward as well: protecting the flock against wolves. False teachers, both outside and within the church, attack it, usually disguising themselves as sheep, that […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 02.18.18

Considering the ways that people tend to mistake God’s gracious blessing for our righteous reward, where is this a struggle for you? When Satan throws your past sin in your face, how can you use that to become even more thankful for grace? Is there an area where you need to become more honest about […]

Preparing for Worship // February 18, 2018

Preparing for Worship // February 18, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) Like many children growing up, I received an allowance when I was a kid. It started out at $1 a week (which I would routinely save up until I had enough to buy a Star Wars action figure). As my age and responsibilities grew, so […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 02.11.18

What false beliefs do we encounter in the world around us? Where have you personally faced beliefs that are contrary to God and His word? How have these views affected your commitment to the Lord? How does God’s truth help us to counter the false views of the world around us and remain wholly to […]

Preparing for Worship // February 11, 2018

Preparing for Worship // February 11, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) “A zealous man in religion is pre-eminently a man of one thing. It is not enough to say that he is earnest, hearty, uncompromising, thorough-going, whole-hearted, fervent in spirit. He only sees one thing he cares for one thing, he lives for one thing, he is […]

The Power of De-Conversion Stories: How Jen Hatmaker is Trying to Change Minds About the Bible

When it comes to reaching the “lost,” one of the most tried-and-true methods is the personal conversion story.  Whether done privately or publicly, it’s compelling to hear a person’s testimony about how they came to believe in the truth of the Gospel, the truth of the Bible, and embraced the Christian faith. Such testimonies can […]

How to Use Your Photo Directory

We just published our first photo directory in 10 years. The instructions might seem pretty self-explanatory…open the cover, turn page, continue until finished. However, there are many ways you could use your photo directory for the glory of God. Do you ever feel like you get stuck in a relational rut? You know there are […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 02.04.18

What patterns can you develop in your life to keep God’s commands on your heart and before your eyes? How have you seen the blessings and struggles of life lead you to forget God and neglect His command to love Him? What would it look like for you to remember God during these times instead?

Preparing for Worship // February 2, 2018

Preparing for Worship // February 2, 2018

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) For my entire career as a student, I have hated studying, but not because I hate learning. I really enjoy learning and engaging with new ideas or concepts. What I hate about studying is that you’re looking at the same concepts, ideas, and facts over […]

Prepare to Pray

Every Christian desires to have a healthy prayer life. We know that this is what we are called to do. We see in scripture a clear picture of the access we have to God through prayer and yet many of us struggle to maintain a healthy prayer life. Tim Challies once said, “A healthy prayer life […]