I’m not sure when this started for me, but it’s been hard to shake reading the longest chapter in the Bible incorrectly. Psalm 119 is the longest of the psalms and celebrates the importance of God’s Word. There are 22 stanzas written around a letter of the Hebrew alphabet with each line beginning with that letter. ... Read More →
A guest post by Joy LaPrade…
As sermon applications go, I was pretty sure this one wasn’t relevant to me at all.
Joseph’s servant leadership might be a good example for people in management positions and high-powered careers, but it certainly didn’t apply to my life as a mother of small children.
But that morning, I feel like God gave my thoughts a nudge in a better direction.... Read More →
Watching a friend walk away from Jesus is hard. I’ve seen this happen more than I would wish in my lifetime. It gets harder (Hebrews 6 would say impossible) when they know the truth. Those who know true things can pass a theology exam, but have no real hope in Jesus. So, it’s harder for them to be reached by the gospel to which they have been “inoculated.” Regardless of the situation, watching this happen is gut wrenching.... Read More →
As part of our Legacy Series, we looked at Joseph’s first encounter with his brothers. After 25 years, he sees the men who sold him into slavery. He seems to have forgiven them and moved on, but this encounter would prove to be a test for his heart. On Sunday, we talked about the importance of forgiveness as an initial step toward healing.... Read More →
Recently my kids discovered The Cosby Show. Honestly, I feel a little guilty for taking this long to expose them to one of the best gifts of the 80s to American pop culture. We’ve watched seasons 1 and 2 and the kids love every episode.
Dr. Cosby talked about his goal for the show as a vehicle that would cast a vision for what family life could look like. ... Read More →
A guest post by Aaron Wilson…
Do you know what the most frequently used word is in a Christian’s vocabulary? It’s not what you’d first guess, a word like faith, hope or love. In fact, even though it’s a word you’ll likely recite over 74,000 times in your life, there’s a good chance you’re not sure what it means.... Read More →