Four Keys to Context           

April 15, 2015Pastor's Blog

Galatians 1:10-24   Any correct interpretation and application of Bible passages starts with observing the context. In today’s media saturated world, comments made by influential people are regularly taken out of context to mean something that was never intended. To see something in context, you must get an overview of what you are observing, seeing, … Read More

Galatians 1:1-9

April 14, 2015Pastor's Blog

Galatians 1:1-9 “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the One who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.” … Read More

Galatains 1:1-9

April 13, 2015Pastor's Blog

Galatains 1:1-9 Do Not Pervert the Gospel The gospel introduced the Jews to a new way of life – that of grace rather than law. The old covenant, with all of its regulations, was made obsolete by the new covenant (Hebrews 8:13). This transition was difficult for some Jewish believers to handle, and a group … Read More


April 10, 2015Pastor's Blog

Ephesians 2:8-9 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift- not from works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 Maybe if you are a bit older, like me, and grew up in church, you can remember singing about grace on Sunday morning.  Older … Read More

Praise God for a throne of grace!

April 9, 2015Pastor's Blog

According to Hebrews 4:15-16, our great High Priest has compassion on our weaknesses. He knows firsthand the temptations that pelt us and He understands their power and attraction. So as we dare to draw near, His shed blood, having been applied to our hearts extends acceptance to us like a royal scepter of grace, similar … Read More

Right Time, Right Grace

April 8, 2015Pastor's Blog

1 Peter 4:10 “Right Time, Right Grace” “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10) Perhaps this morning you’re thinking, “Ok, another scripture on grace.” But did you read and understand exactly what the scripture above is … Read More

Power Made Perfect in Weakness

April 7, 2015Pastor's Blog

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 Paul uses the testimony of his own flesh to demonstrate God’s promise of grace for strength in times of weakness. But it’s not the kind of testimony Christians want to experience. Paul’s thorn in his flesh likely reflects a physical healing he was presently seeking but hadn’t yet received. Regardless, Paul chose … Read More


April 6, 2015Pastor's Blog

“BUT GROW IN THE GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST” —2 PETER 3:18   God wants us to know His grace. He wants us to learn about it and then experience it at work in our lives. Grace has rightly been described as “God’s unmerited favor.” The acrostic “God’s Riches At … Read More

Holy Week – Mark 15:33-47

April 4, 2015Pastor's Blog

“And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’ which means, ‘My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?’” (Mark 15:34). Can you imagine being forsaken by God? God not coming to your rescue. God not hearing and answering your prayer. God not bringing you forgiveness and life. … Read More

Mark 15:1-32

April 3, 2015Pastor's Blog

Do you know that not every good thought is a happy thought? Sometimes incredibly noble and powerful thoughts do not make you smile – but they are still GOOD. A perfect example is Mark 15:1-32. These words bring thoughts and pictures of the pain, humiliation and suffering that Jesus experienced in obtaining our eternal salvation. … Read More