Rick’s Reflections- 2/25/2018

Today we are having our Annual Congregational Meeting as part of our worship experience.  The idea is that the Big Picture business of the congregation is everyone’s business and the Leadership wants the entire congregation to know the “State of the Union” to borrow a phrase. Today you will get the opportunity to affirm our … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 2/18/2018

We have looked long and hard at the challenge we face as Christians in a post Christian culture.  We have been reminded that the ultimate threat to our society is not as Os Guinness says, “the wolves at the door, but termites in the floor.” The future depends on whether Christians will rise to the … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 2/11/2018

For the past several weeks we’ve been examining a very important topic: the Gospel of Christ. We’ve talked about what it is, how to live by it, and how necessary it is in our lives, both individually and as a society. Today, we will conclude with a passage we began two weeks ago, 1 Samuel 8. … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 2/4/2018

In view of our ongoing consideration of the Gospel of Christ and its power to change people and cultures I am reminded of a profound statement made by our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. In a speech made in 1863, he spoke of America’s blessings and our lack of gratitude to God for them and our … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 1/28/2018

Over the past few weeks, Rick has been speaking with us about the importance and impact of the Gospel. One of the most meaningful things to keep in mind is the results of not wanting God’s truth and light in our world. Sadly, this seems to be the case of most of western society today. … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 1/21/2018

We have been talking about the Gospel of Christ and our need to know it and live it out in the community.  We are thinking about its impact in our lives and in our community.  This past Christmas we had the opportunity to provide Christ’s love to some under resourced families thru our annual Giving … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 1/14/2018

We are looking at the Bible’s claim that the “gospel of Christ” is powerful enough to transform the world. What we are seeing is that when the gospel is lived out in practice, it is the most powerful force in history, both for individuals and for entire societies. The Christian faith has transformed cultures and … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 1/7/2018

Today we take a closer look at the Gospel of Christ. We want to get some perspective on its meaning but also on it’s power and on our sharing of it. Paul’s letter to the Romans gives us a great   starting point for the study. When Paul says that “For in the gospel, a righteousness … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 12/31/2107

     Potential is defined as “latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.” Have you ever stopped to consider your potential? If given the opportunity, what could you accomplish? What kind of health could you be in? How much money could you make? How smart could you be? … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 12/24/2017

I appreciate seeing the yard signs out there. Keep Christ in Christmas. Good idea! The Scripture says; “Unto us a child is born; unto us a Son is   given.” There is so much imagery behind the reality of our Lord’s birth. He was born of a Virgin, yet gives us the beauty of the consummation … [Read more…]