1811, 2023

Choosing Sides

November 18th, 2023|

The focus of our thoughts shapes our emotions. Where is the focus of your thoughts today?

I can be frustrated with people, or I can love people.

I can judge others, or I can compassionately pray for others.

I can be self-consumed, or I can be consumed by a love for others.

I can choose a side, or I can choose love.

I can carry offenses, or I can forgive.

Without love, we live in fear. Fight or flight becomes our default response to situations.

Let’s live out this truth today: 1 John 4:18 “Where God’s love […]

2010, 2023

Pray for the World

October 20th, 2023|

The recent terrorism in Israel has been horrific and heart breaking. I have been to Israel and the West Bank territories many times. We have had several family members live and work in Israel. We love the people, and the place.

With the escalation of this conflict, we find ourselves shocked, sad and angry.

It is important to denounce terrorism and the atrocities committed against Israel. It is important to pray for the Israeli and Palestinian people. It is important to pray for peace and for aid to get to the innocent people suffering […]

607, 2023

Taken Advantage Of

July 6th, 2023|

Where is God while we are waiting? What about when we are overlooked or taken advantage of? What does it mean to be “Labanized”? Take courage! God will come through.

1206, 2023

The God Who Sees You

June 12th, 2023|

Read Genesis 16:1-13 and 21:8-20
When have you grown impatient waiting for God’s provision?
What challenges do blended families face, based on your experiences? What can be done to make things work in those situations?
Describe a time when you had to flee from a situation? (a job, a relationships, or a dangerous circumstance). Do you feel like God met you there?
List any stressful or hopeless situations you are facing by completing this sentence:
God sees ________________________.

Read Romans 8:31-39

Based on God’s response to Hagar, pray for hope in the face of hopelessness, patience when feeling impatient, provision where there isn’t […]

1804, 2023

The Power of the Presence

April 18th, 2023|

This sermon is an overview of the purpose and meaning of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is essential in the life of a Christian. Please share this post if it is helpful to you.

  1. What has been your experience with the Holy Spirit? (past church traditions, camps, personal experience). What was good and what was bad?
  2. Read Acts 1:4-9. What is the purpose of the coming of the Holy Spirit? 
  3. Who can receive the […]


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