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Missing God’s Big Picture

King Saul had made a mess of things by not following all that God had commanded him, so God sent his prophet, Samuel, on a secret mission to pick out the next king from the sons of Jesse in Bethlehem. Although Saul would reign for many more years, God wanted his next...
Jesus, Friend of Sinners

Jesus, Friend of Sinners

For the weeks leading up to Easter, we will be looking at a variety of stories about Jesus’ work with and love for sinners during his time on earth. February 21. “Go Fish” (Luke 5:1-11) February 28. “Do You See Her?” (Luke 7:36-50) March...
40-Day Spiritual Adventure

40-Day Spiritual Adventure

During our annual 40-Day Spiritual Adventure, also known as the season of Lent, we encourage all members to challenge themselves to stretch and grow spiritually. This is a time of heightened intentionality within the church as we prepare ourselves for the great...

Living In the Joy of God

Our God is a God of joy. The psalmist describes the presence of God as an experience of joy: “You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). God’s love and mercy transform our...

Negative Emotions

The psalmist laments: “My heart is blighted and withered like grass … In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones. … All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse” (Psalm 102: 4-5, 8). Lamentations bemoans the...