Consider Your Ways

Consider Your WaysHaggai 1:5 As we look ahead to a new year, it’s hard not to glance in the rearview mirror and assess another year gone by. Reflection can be healthy, especially at the dawn of a new year. Without reflection, we can slowly but surely drift. With 2021...

Christmas Began with a Promise

Christmas Began with a PromiseGenesis 3:15 The Christmas story you know and love is only half the story. The awestruck shepherds, angelic hosts, manger stall, and Magi’s star are but one chapter in a wider story that began not in a manger, but a garden, not at the...

The True Story of Thanksgiving

The True Story of ThanksgivingRomans 1:21 Most Americans know the traditional story of Thanksgiving. It was first celebrated in the fall of 1621 by 53 colonists and 93 Wampanoag Indians. It was later designated a national day of thanksgiving by President George...

Consider Your Commitment

Consider Your Commitment1 Peter 3:8 If you are in Christ, you are called to a community of believers. The church is God’s design, imperfect as its people may be. He has designed believers to be in community with one another for the purpose of encouragement and...

Happiness

HappinessPsalm 1 Everyone wants to be happy. We long for happiness. Just do a simple search on the internet for inspiring quotes about happiness and you’ll find plenty of pithy attempts at finding happiness. We legislate happiness. Our very Declaration of Independence...

The Freedom to Forgive

The Freedom to ForgiveMatthew 18:21-35 Everybody loves to be forgiven. Few love to do the forgiving. Forgiveness is difficult. I trust as you read this you can think of several things you need to be forgiven for. By God’s grace, there are surely people who love you...