Many consider the sprint relay races taking place in professional track and field to be a work of art. From the perfectly timed takeoffs to the split second hand-offs, the baton makes it around the track in a world record time of 37:04. In the same way, God has designed the baton of discipleship to […]
With the advent of smart phones, getting lost is much harder to do. All you have to do is use google maps and you can see your exact location with the blue dot. Getting from point A to point B is much easier. Travel has been made much easier but we all need to be […]
Lately, we’ve had plenty of rain and sunshine which are the perfect mix for our lawns to grow. Spiritually, we’ve been looking at the issue of discipleship and this morning we look at the next ingredient for spiritual growth to flourish in our lives. Relationships are critical for growth to occur. May God sensitize our […]
How many times have things turned out the way you wanted without making any effort? Probably not many. Most successful activities take purpose, planning and intentionality. Disciple making is no different. This morning we consider the role intentionality must play in our ministry efforts to obey God’s commission for us to make disciples.
One of the keys to a successful building project is having clear and concise blueprints. These give direction for how and where each part will be constructed and incorporated into the overall design. In seeking to fulfill Jesus’ commission to make disciples we need to be reminded of the measure by which ours success will […]
This morning we welcome back Tom Meyer. He will be reciting a portion of 1 John from memory and then sharing some applications for each of us to consider as we respond to God’s Word. May God give us hearts and minds that are ready to receive and obey.
This morning Todd France returns to minister God’s Word to us while Pastor Brad and Rachael are away on vacation. May God prepare each of our hearts to see and hear with spiritual eyes and ears that are ready to listen and obey.
Because every believer is brought to faith by God’s grace working in them, none of us can take credit for saving ourselves. What we can claim credit for are the ongoing struggles with unbelief. This morning we are reminded that there are no followers of Jesus who are immune to the temptations that seek to […]
As the women came to the tomb where Jesus had been buried on Easter Sunday morning, they wondered how the stone would be rolled away. This morning we consider the question – why did God roll that stone away? As we do may we each consider our own response and the specific ways we might […]
Riding roller coasters can be a bit intimidating even for the most seasoned rider. The dramatic ups and downs serve as an apt metaphor in thinking about discipleship. As we’ll see this morning in the lives of some of Jesus’ female disciples and a prominent religious leader, Jesus calls us to move forward in battling […]