Assurance: The Subjective Test
May 15th, 2024
Like many children that grow up in a Christian home, I came to know Christ as my Savior at a young age. However, as childhood turned into adolescence, I often struggled with assurance of my salvation....  Read More
Assurance: The Objective Test
May 8th, 2024
“How do I know I’m saved?” Over the years I’ve had many opportunities to counsel people asking this question. As a young person, I often asked this question myself! It’s a common question among Christ...  Read More
An Unsettling Reality
April 24th, 2024
“Some will depart from the faith.”As an optimist, I have a hard time with negativity. I don’t like bad news, and I’m always looking for ways to turn it around and see the silver lining. Sometimes, tho...  Read More
Why You Should Plan to Attend a Good Friday Service
March 26th, 2024
In just a few days, Easter weekend will be upon us and many churches will be investing time and energy in their Saturday night and Sunday morning celebrations of the Resurrection. Of course, the Resur...  Read More
The Alpha and Omega of Our Faith
March 13th, 2024
“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (He...  Read More
Take the Baton and Run
February 14th, 2024
The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games were a disaster for U.S. Men’s sprinters, punctuated by a botched baton pass in the 4x100 relay. Tyson Gay, the 3rd runner in the four-man race, reached back but felt no...  Read More
January 31st, 2024
Is comparison really the thief of joy? You’d have a hard time convincing the author of Hebrews. The epistle is full of comparison. The word “better” (kreitton) appears thirteen times! And only three o...  Read More
A Word from the Pastor
January 24th, 2024
(This was published on January 21st, 2024, in the 2023 Annual Report Booklet).“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”Psalm 90:12, NKJVOne of many tensions in the Christia...  Read More
The Wise Woman
December 27th, 2023
I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the wise men, but have you ever heard of the wise woman?950 years before the magi came to Jerusalem to meet a King, a “wise woman” traveled to Jerusalem with her own en...  Read More
O Tannenbaum: Green Trees, Red Apples, and Bright Lights
December 20th, 2023
It’s one of the most beloved holiday traditions in our society. Load up the kids, head to a Christmas tree farm or roadside stand, pick out the perfect Christmas tree (and perhaps take a family pictur...  Read More
Waiting on the Promise
December 13th, 2023
In September of 1780, William Wilberforce won a seat in the British Parliament at the ripe age of 21, due in large part to his friendship with future Prime Minister William Pitt and the large inherita...  Read More
Keep Christ in Christmas
December 7th, 2023
(This post was originally published on December 14, 2021).One recent flashpoint for the so-called “culture war” in America has been the greeting, “Happy Holidays.” Some Christians have tried to show t...  Read More