Nathan’s Notes- 11/19/2017

It seems like two things inevitably happen every year around Thanksgiving.  First, people all over the country gather together with their families to enjoy time together and express thanks for what they already have.  Second, unfortunately, you  almost always hear a terrible story about something that happened the next day during Black Friday shopping– a … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/12/2017

Today we finish up a very significant series of messages on the theme of “Family by the Book”.  We have tried to look at many aspects of Family and hope that as a result there has been some new insights gained as well as some old foundational truths reaffirmed by the Word of God.  This … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 11/5/2017

It’s been over a month since we began our series: Family by the Book. We will be concluding it next week, but I’m very glad we had the opportunity to spend so much time on this important topic. Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, said, “Our only hope as a nation is … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 10/29/2017

Many people, and especially Christians, tend to look at marriage as a life goal. “I want to get married sometime in my life” is a common claim. A lot of effort is put into attracting the opposite sex, knowing what to say and how to act on dates, and trying to sweep someone off their … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/22/2017

I came across this prayer in my sermon research and wanted to share it with you. A Marriage Benediction;  May your marriage bring you all the fulfillment a marriage should bring and may the Lord give you patience, tolerance and understanding. May it be full of joy and laughter as well as comfort and support.  … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/15/2017

Last week there were several quotes used that provide food for thought when dealing with how we handle our finances. I am printing some of them here this morning in hopes that they will stimulate family discussion. “Money is always on its way somewhere. What we do with it while it’s in our keeping says … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/8/2017

We have given the title “Family; by The Book” to this series for good reason. God’s Word provides standards that are essential for marital unity. Today we focus on His standards for managing money. This is a very relevant topic as we all know. None of us can navigate life without dealing with money. Many … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 10/1/2017

Today we continue our look at Family: By the Book and focus on roles & responsibilities.  This is a very important topic and one that is hotly debated in our current culture.  The family crisis in our country is forcing us to determine where we stand.  In an increasingly pluralistic and tolerant culture we must … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 9/24/2017

Family by the Book   9/24-                                      The Family- God’s Intentions-                  Matthew 19:4-9 10/1-                                       Roles & Responsibilities-                           Ephesians 5-6 10/8-                                      Bills, Budgets, and Balance-       … [Read more…]

Nathan’s Notes- 9/17/2017

     I hope everyone else is as excited as I am about today’s picnic. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with our families- nuclear and the family of God- and to get to know each other better. In John 17, right before His death, Jesus prayed that all His followers would be one. It is … [Read more…]