Pastor’s Blog

Apr
28

Living Resurrection Life

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They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.      Acts 2:42 We live out the resurrection life of Jesus dwelling in us by the Holy Spirit as His gathered body, the Church. This description of the  Church from Acts 2:42 ... Continue

Mar
29

exiled, scattered, chosen

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I, Peter, am an apostle on assignment by Jesus, the Messiah, writing to exiles scattered to the four winds. Not one is missing, not one forgotten. God the Father has his eye on each of you, and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through ... Continue

Feb
24

A Fresh Start…

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Winter will have its way… but still the spring comes. Winter is a fitting time to consider that until spring comes, all remains dead, dormant. The bulbs and buds long for the spring warmth and rains to waken them. The brown hues linger on, the temperatures chill. A fitting season indeed ... Continue

Jan
28

Welcome Neighbor

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The Word became flesh and moved into the neighborhood. John 1:14 (The Message translation) Since moving into our neighborhood nearly three years ago, at least 5 more neighborhoods have been built and occupied within a two-mile radius of our home.  While such rapid growth is a challenge, for the Church it creates wonderful ... Continue

Dec
28

Show Up & Shine

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Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.  Genesis 1:3-4 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overpower it. John 1:5 In both these texts the opening lines are, “In the beginning…”. ... Continue

Nov
30

God with Us

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“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”    Matthew 1:23 These timeless words were first spoken by the prophet Isaiah over 700 years before the angel visits Joseph. And then nine months of waiting ... Continue

Oct
29

Thankfulness…

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Thankfulness is God’s Remedy for spiritual amnesia Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Mint Evarist” I was in Togo, West Africa in September of 2010 with a missionary couple. We spent nearly two weeks with native missionaries doing outreach in villages in the region. Being harvest time, ... Continue

Sep
29

Climb a Tree

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So Zaccheus ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, for He was about to pass through that way.                                                             Luke 19:4 Climbing a tree, typically reserved for the young and young at heart has something to reveal to us as we grow and prayerfully ... Continue

Aug
27

FALLing into Place

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FALLing into Place By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4 There are so many new houses and neighborhoods growing in the land around us. We pray for opportunities to reach out to ... Continue

Jul
28

Once Upon a Time…

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Once upon a time… In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.   Genesis 1:1 Every good story starts this way, once upon a time. Typically before the place or the characters are invited into the telling, the time is set. The story God is telling is no different. Prior to ... Continue