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Resources for Esther

Hi Friends, I am really looking forward to spending the next few Sundays with you in the book of Esther. It is a fascinating and beautiful book that I would encourage you to read in its entirety during our series. Below is a short video that gives you an overview of the book and will ...

What words are shaping you?

Hi Friends, I was sent a really good article about preaching, and there was a section in it that I thought was worth sharing with all of you, especially in the times in which we live. Think about the work of the Word in a church through at least four movements: (1) the preacher brings ...

Prayer for Ukraine

Hi Friends, I’m sure you’ve heard at this point that Russia has invaded Ukraine and Putin threatened that any country that seeks to hinder their efforts will be met with “such consequences that you have never encountered in your history.” Already casualties are being reported from the Russian strikes. We grieve the loss of life.  ...

Praise and Ministry Night

In the book of Acts, one of the common themes is that the church would gather together to praise God and pray. Through praise, their hearts were lifted to God, and in prayer, they were able to minister the grace of God to one another.   This Sunday night at 6pm, we will get an opportunity ...

How to talk about God’s good plan for sex with your kids

 As we go through our sermon series on Untwisting the Truth, the pastoral team wants to resource our parents for having conversations with your kids about sexuality. If you’re a parent, how comfortable are you talking with your kids about sex? God has created sex to bless us, and yet, we can often feel awkward ...

Praying for Biblical Justice for Dobbs vs. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization

Hi Friends, Last week the U.S. Supreme Court started hearing arguments for a landmark case that would give back each state the right to determine their laws regarding abortion, essentially overturning Roe vs. Wade. While this would not make abortion illegal, it would allow many states to make abortions far more restrictive, and I’m sure ...

A Pastoral Burden in Response to Rittenhouse’s Acquittal

Hi Friends, Today, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges. Soon the jury for the Ahmaud Arbery case will also go to deliberations. I am still processing everything that I’m hearing, reading, and seeing, as I’m sure you are as well. As we process, I felt a burden to encourage us to keep three Biblical ...

Midweek Miscellaneous Resources for Growth: What does True Friendship Look Like, Dune, The Gospel and Pornography, Jesus and Our Impatience, Etc.

Midweek Miscellanies (10/27/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Our Scattered Longings: Really helpful thoughts on how that “next thing” will ultimately never satisfy us, and where we find true contentment: “I believed reaching my dream would cure me, but every time I ...

Tips on Prayer, Patience in Parenting, Discipleship, Etc.

Midweek Miscellanies (10/20/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. How Satan Undoes a Mom – Spiritual War in Motherhood: “Satan and his ilk look for strategic places to attack, areas of vulnerability. Many of his favorites are common to all mankind, but ...

Some practicals about prophecy

Hi Friends, As you know, we have been in a sermon series about what we do at our Sunday Service and why we do them. I hope this series gives you a deeper Biblical understanding of why God commands us not to neglect being together as a church (Hebrews 10:25) and how each part of ...