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Much has been written in recent days about hurricanes Harvey and Irma. An article that especially caught my eye sought to look at them through the lens of Scripture. Here’s an excerpt:

“Hurricanes are warnings to us of the eternal judgment yet to come. They are like warning shots fired across the bow of ships that are sailing in rebellion to God. They are calls to repentance—to turn away from our sin to return to our Creator by trusting His Son, the Lord Jesus, for salvation. . . These storms, together with every other tragedy in life, are calls to repent of sin and trust the Lord Jesus. May the Lord give us ears to hear this message. And may He enable us to help others recognize what He is saying as we let His Word interpret His providence.”

I commend the entire article to you:

http://founders.org/2017/09/06/what-is-god-saying-to-us/

Pastor Greg

On vacation I was doing some reading in preparation for the Men's Retreat, (October 6 to 8 - sign up today) and I came across this thought provoking quote on the nature of grace and true discipleship.

“The only man who has the right to say that he is justified by grace alone is the man who has left all to follow Christ.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
 

Pastors Steve, Dave, and I were talking last week about pastoral ministry. In that conversation, we reflected on the apostles’ commitment recorded in Acts:

“But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

Acts 6:4 (ESV)

How imperative that these priorities define a pastor’s ministry! We encouraged each other in these pursuits, and agreed that a simple yet significant way we could communicate their importance was by referring to our locations on campus as “studies”... Read More

Beware of fierce wolves!

We’ve all seen the sign “Beware of dog!” It is a warning; to proceed, is to do so at our own peril. The Apostle Paul, says something very similar to the elders of the church in Ephesus, but with a bit of a twist. He says, “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not... Read More