Christ is Our All in All! “And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” (1 Cor. 1:30). What an amazing heritage and inheritance we have in Christ! As believers, we know that all that we have in the Christian life is because of our identity in and union with Christ. Jesus is our all in all, always, and all of the glory goes to Him, both now and forevermore! As Paul writes to this church in Corin
At the last couple of parent meetings we have had in the Student Ministries, we have talked about the importance of family worship. In the sermon I preached at the end of 2019, I used Joshua 24 as a challenge for us to lead our families well, particularly in teaching them to honor and worship God. An all-too common problem that the church today is suffering from is children transitioning into adulthood with little, to no foundation on how to be a godly adult. Part of the reas
OCS For everything there is a season. Can you believe that spring is upon us? Spring brings warmer days, flowers, migrating birds, and the remembrance of Christ’s death upon the cross and His ultimate resurrection! When I think about the time between His death and resurrection, I’m guessing that time stood still for the Christ followers of that day. Christ was in their presence one day and the next He wasn’t, leaving an indescribable void. Even though they’d been forewarned t
We walked out of the ice cream store in tears. What was meant to be a fun summer treat had turned into a family meltdown. Just five minutes earlier, we had walked into the store all smiles and excitement. However, as I explained to my three children that they were only allowed a single scoop of ice cream (instead of a more expensive treat with lots of toppings mixed in), their faces fell and complaining commenced. As the grumbling grew, I realized it was time for a difficult
Happy Spring Church Family!
Spring is a favorite of mine! It brings my favorite holiday ever, EASTER!! Along with celebrating our new lives in Christ, we enjoy watching new leaves on the trees, new plants spring from the ground and new livestock for some. You may have noticed a new configuration being worked on in the Missions area of the foyer. Let’s talk about that!
As the Missions Committee, one of our goals is to keep our church family here informed about what is goin
A handful of busy moms, plenty of young boys - occasionally one daughter -, and Romans 8; that describes Tuesday afternoons for a group of young moms and me. Between naps and school pick-ups, we squeeze in some much-needed fellowship and encouragement from what has been named The Greatest Chapter in the Bible. If you were to read some of our text messages or group emails, you might notice a reference to an Ugly Porch. You might even hear us discuss this Porch as you walk by u