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I Surrender All, but Do I Really?

By Pastor Mike   |  March 30, 2017

God is absolutely clear in His requirements for worship; we see this from Genesis to Revelation. He knows that in our worship we reveal the condition of our hearts. It is in our hearts where compromise with the world can start and it is in our hearts where true submission to our God begins.

Real Worship?

By Pastor Mike   |  February 16, 2017

Worship is one of the most misunderstood words used in churches. When we worship we are attributing worth to God. We are acknowledging his greatness, his power, his glory, and so much more. Let us remember that music is a tool.

In His Presence

By Pastor Mike   |  February 8, 2017

The worship crisis many churches face today is not the style of music or that the preaching is paltry. The real crisis is that most believers today have no sense of the presence of God and no willingness to pursue its development. Too often we place more importance on our comfort, likes and dislikes, and what we want, rather than the opportunity God has placed before us.

Intentional Parenting

By Irene Herring   |  February 1, 2017

We study for school, receive training for work, and routinely get ready for a day, but oftentimes, we approach one of the most important jobs we will ever be given-that of a parent-as something that will just work itself out.

Stop the Parenting Wars

By Irene Herring   |  January 7, 2017

A friend of mine once said that our first child should be sent home with a gallon of pink amoxicillin and a How-to-Fix-It-Book. Parenting. But what works for one family may not work for another.

Christmas Peace

By Pastor Mike   |  November 30, 2016

So where is the peace the angel announced that first Christmas so long ago? Was it just wishful thinking or a made up story as some teachers of questionable theology would have us believe?

The Sign

By Irene Herring   |  November 20, 2016

Why is the primary builder one man? Oh, others came and went, helping with the basic masonry, but the slightly stooped man with the thinning gray hair that blew randomly in the gusty autumn winds as fallen leaves swirled around him slowly wielded his tools mostly by himself.

Make A Choice!

By Pastor Mike   |  November 16, 2016

The Jesus portrayed in the Gospels was not an easy mark to pin a label on. He was not middle-class or privileged and he was neither a political conservative nor a liberal radical. He was never a card carrying member of the Sadducees or known to have Zealot leanings.

Truth by Pastor Mike

By Pastor Mike   |  September 19, 2016

Truth is not always connected to those who make the most noise or claim to represent the greatest numbers. So we are called to seek the truth, live in and by the truth, and speak the truth in love.

The Cross Is My Anchor

By Pastor Mike   |  April 12, 2016

Carrying one’s cross has nothing to do with a servile submission to difficulty or disaster. It has nothing to do with a passive resignation to the pain and difficulties we all face in this life. Instead, it has everything to do with a joyful abandonment to doing the will of God.

Iron Sharpens Iron by Pastor Mike

By Pastor Mike   |  March 31, 2016

True friends tell you the truth, even when you do not want to hear it, and they do this with love, always having your best interest at heart.

The Pause Button

By Irene Herring   |  March 30, 2016

Sometimes God asks us to do the reverse of what we think He should ask. Sometimes, in our short-sighted humanity, He asks us to do nothing. But nothing is always something with God.

Live a Year of Intentional Intentions

By Irene Herring   |  January 1, 2016

Our Creator intentionally sets our time measurements. Shouldn't we intention ourselves?

Another New Year by Pastor Mike

By Pastor Mike   |  December 24, 2015

One of the things I like to do every new year is share some of the better books I have read. Find a cozy spot, grab a cup of tea and start the new year off right with a good book.

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