John 5:24 Encouragement

February 28, 2014Pastor's Blog

Life in 6 Words: G.O.S.P.E.L   God. Our. Sins, Paying, Everyone. Life Everyone – who trust in Him alone has eternal life If I asked you, on a scale of 1 to 10, how sure you are of your salvation, would you be a 10? In today’s reading, Jesus says, “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” Jesus makes it clear that if you hear His word and believe He was sent by … Read More

John 19:30 Encouragement

February 27, 2014Pastor's Blog

Life in 6 Words: G.O.S.P.E.L.  God. Our. Sins. Paying. Everyone. Life. Paying – the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” – John 19:30 Jesus’s death completed the payment needed to atone for the sins of all mankind. Jesus’s resurrection showed us that His power was greater than death. Ultimately, you want to finish life well just as Jesus did. When Jesus said ‘It is finished’, The curse … Read More

1 John 3:4 Encouragement

February 26, 2014Pastor's Blog

Life in 6 Words: G.O.S.P.E.L.  God. Our. Sins. Paying. Everyone.  Sins – cannot be removed by good deeds 1 John 3:4 “Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.”  No one wants to be compared to a Pharisee. These individuals cared more about keeping up appearances (the letter of the law) than loving people. Jesus challenged not what the Pharisees were doing, but the condition of their hearts. Living for Christ isn’t just a matter of trying not to sin or sinning less. It’s loving people! For … Read More

Micha 7:19 Encouragement

February 25, 2014Pastor's Blog

Life in 6 words: G.O.S.P.E.L – God. Our. Sins. Paying. Everyone. Life. Our – sins separate us from God  “Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the sea.” Micah 7:19 Forgive but I won’t forget, that’s what we often say when people do things that hurt us or wrong us.  As Christians, we know that we must forgive, but do we forget?  It’s hard sometimes to think of someone doing something to us and … Read More

Leading the Lost

February 24, 2014Weekly Devotional

“When was the last time your behavior supported your beliefs?” –Pastor Brandon Baldwin This was one of the many tough questions I went away with after Church yesterday. It is still hitting me hard even as I write this now. As I continue to reflect on this question, here are a few areas of our lives to consider. Every morning you are faced with the option of sleeping in or waking up and giving some time to God. Everyday you must consider the way you respond and communicate with the … Read More

Ephesians 1:3-6 Encouragement

February 24, 2014Pastor's Blog

Life in 6 Words: G.O.S.P.E.L God. Our. Sins, Paying, Everyone. Life God Chooses, Jesus Redeems, and the Holy Spirit Seals Ephesians 1:3-6  “3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— … Read More

The Pathway to Peace

February 23, 2014Weekly Devotional

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition [request], with thanksgiving, present our requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”  (Phil. 4:6-7) All of us have responsibilities – whether related to work, family, community, or church – and we may rightly feel some concern about how to carry out these commitments.  When our natural cares get out of balance, the result is anxiety. Though Paul faced an inordinate number of … Read More

1 John 2:24-25

February 22, 2014Pastor's Blog

Life In Six Words-G.O.S.P.E.L. God. Our. Sins. Paying. Everyone. Life. Life with Jesus starts now and lasts forever.   “…If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.”  I John 2:24-25 Ever have someone promise something and then not deliver? I think we all have. There is little more painful in life than a broken promise. The dictionary defines promise as “a declaration or assurance that one will … Read More

1 John 5:13 Encouragement

February 21, 2014Pastor's Blog

Life in 6 Words: G.O.S.P.E.L   God. Our. Sins, Paying, Everyone. Life Everyone – who trust in Him alone has eternal life Assurance is knowing in whom and in what one believes.  It’s knowing that you belong to an all mighty, all powerful, all knowing God, who loves you with a never ending love. Assurance  is knowing that, “all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” It’s knowing that Jesus Christ is the author and finisher of our faith, and He … Read More

Luke 24:4 Encouragement

February 20, 2014Pastor's Blog

Life in 6 Words: G.O.S.P.E.L.  God. Our. Sins. Paying. Everyone. Life. Paying – the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again “While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel.”  Luke 24:4 Jesus doesn’t just call you to be forgiven…you are called to be re-born through Christ’s death and resurrection. Luke writes of two angels sent in dazzling apparel to confirm the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus’s death and resurrection is proof that He not only paid for the eternal consequences of your sin, … Read More