“I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.” (1 Corinthians 1:10) When it comes to modern day heroes of the faith, we probably think of individuals like Mother Theresa, Billy Graham, and - Mr. Rogers? Though you
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The baptism of Jesus Christ is one of the truly epochal events within the Gospel records. It is chronicled by the synoptic writers in a total of only ten verses (five in Matthew, three in Mark, and two in Luke), and yet it is pivotal in that it signals the commencement of the Lord’s preaching ministry. By the time the Lord arrived for His baptism, John the Baptist had been
Ready for Dinner, A Great Movie & An Awesome Sunday of Worship— TONIGHT!—Friday evening (January 10th) beginning at 6:00PM (Fellowship Hall) you are invited to join us for our monthly “2nd Friday Movie Night”. Our featured movie this month will be “Overcomer”—An inspirational, heartwarming, powerful movie about overcoming overwhelming odds in life to become the amazing person God created you to be. Filled with a powerful mix of faith, humor,
“I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever. I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure your greatness.” (Psalm 145:1-3) Author Margaret Feinberg is quoted as saying in her blog, “Christ’s birth is a holy exclamation point that God is with us in a real
2,000 years ago, an angel announced the birth of Christ...and immediately a heavenly host appeared with the angel and ended their visitation with the words, "Peace on earth, good will to all upon whom God's favor rests." (Luke 2:14) Peace on earth...those are beautiful words...words we would all love to have come true. But let me ask you...where is that peace on earth? Where can we find it? Hear the
Ready for a Party, A Great Movie, & An Awesome Weekend of Events?— FRIDAY NIGHT!—(December 20th) beginning at 6:00PM (in our Fellowship Hall) It’s Our Annual Movie Night-Christmas Party and you are invited to join us!!! Bring your favorite appetizer to share—We’ll supply the drinks, cups, plates, and silverware. Our featured movie this month will be “The Christmas Candle” — From Bestselling Author Max Lucado comes this heartwarming story of
“And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7) Luke tells us that Mary brought forth her firstborn son and laid him in a feed trough because there was no room for them anywhere else. No room in this little village in the middle of nowhere for a
We have before us this Sunday, the announcement of the most important and wonderful event that ever happened in the world—the incarnation and birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. There has never been better Good News proclaimed than what the angel Gabriel spoke to Mary that day. The world was spinning out of control embroiled in sin and had not heard God’s voice for some 400 years. Then, as if
“ He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord.” (Luke 1:14-15a) There’s an old Bette Midler song called “Hero” with lyrics that go something like this—"It must have been cold there in my shadow, to never have sunlight on your face. You were content to let me shine, because that's