Pastors' Blog

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In 1722, a man by the name of Jonathan Edwards sat down and in one sitting scribbled down what began as 21 "resolutions" in regards to his life and practice, specifically in relationship to God.  He was 19 years old at the time.  He went on to become one of, if not the most important American theologians that we've been blessed with. Despite his impact however, it's still likely that many have never heard of him, he was alive after all, quite a long time ago.  I write this article for 2... Read More

For many of us, those four words have a very clear implication.  A test is coming.  For those of us who have grown up in the age of scantron answer sheets, filling in bubbles with #2 pencils, has become a right of passage.  I was always thankful when I learned that the exams were going to be scantron, because that meant multiple-choice, or sometimes more accurately called “multiple-guess.”  With a multiple-choice test I knew that I had a least a one-in-four chance of getting the answer right. ... Read More

This Sunday in 1 Peter, we will be introduced specifically to the theme of suffering.  In preparation for Sunday I want to encourage you to reflect on the nature and purpose of suffering.  In his book, Knowing God (p 97-98) (also available in the church library) J. I. Packer writes about suffering.  He is reflecting on the suffering of so many of God’s children in the Old Testament and reminds us that these things happen “for our learning” (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:11).  We should not... Read More
Have you visited our church library? Conveniently located off the north side of the Worship Center lobby, it contains books to help you grow in understanding God's Word and applying its truths to your life. You will find books on prayer, Bible study, growing in holiness, and many other life topics. We have many Bible reference works including translations, concordances, atlases, Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias, and a full wall devoted to commentaries on every book in Scripture. There are... Read More