Rick’s Reflections- 5/15/2016

We are so blessed as a church family.  I can’t say it enough, God has truly been faithful to us.  There are some exciting things going on around here.  This past week we celebrated the graduation of the Kounty Kids Preschool on Monday evening, the close out party for Victory Club on Wednesday evening and … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 5/8/2016

Allow me to share a poem entitled, “My Mother.” Your love, I know—I’ve seen your tears; You’ve given to me my life. You’ve walked through hours and days and years Of heartache, toil and strife. To see that I could have the best That you could give to me, You gave up needs and often … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 5/1/2016

As we consider some application to the admonition of James to be “Quick to listen” we must be reminded that listening by itself is not the end game.  He goes on to say that if we simply listen to the word and do not obey it we only fool ourselves. (1:22-25) John MacArthur in his … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 4/24/2016

What a great blessing it is to have godly men leading this congregation.  Today, Joe Corbett, one of our Elders, will be bringing the message.  I will be visiting with a candidate for our Associate Minister position.  Our search team has been doing a great job sorting thru resumes, conducting interviews and following up with … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 4/17/2016

Missional is a buzzword in our day.  It is about a  way of living not an activity.  “To think and live missionally means seeing all of life as a way to be engaged with the mission of God in the World.”  That’s how Reggie McNeal describes the concept.  For us to be ‘engaged’ we will … [Read more…]

Rick’s Relections- 4/10/2016

This week we look over the shoulder of Ezekiel. God showed him “the valley which was full of bones,” God asked him the question, “Can these bones live?” Ezekiel’s normal response would have been, “Of course they can’t live, and anyone would know that.” But instead he answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then God … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 4/3/2016

In 1863 President Lincoln designated April 30th as a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer. What follows is a portion of his proclamation on that occasion: “It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, who owe their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 3/27/2016

Welcome to our special Resurrection Sunday service. We are blessed to have you worship with us. The Apostle Peter declares “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 3/20/2016

Today is a day we remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  We are reminded that even though the crowd did not understand what was really happening, Jesus did, and He went anyway.  That is at the heart of the gospel message.  While we were still in our sins God loved us and did for us … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 3/13/2016

This week as we focus on the Word of God as our most important realignment tool consider the following: Imagine that you are in the woods late at night, and it’s moonless and pitch black.  You’ve failed to make it back to camp before sunset and now it’s so dark you can’t see a thing, … [Read more…]