I’d like to draw your attention to a passage of Scripture that I can’t say I’ve ever really noticed before. Perhaps because it’s tucked away deep inside the Old Testament. It speaks for itself as an example of passionate worship and unashamed emotion over the things that break God’s heart. Two things I believe that can further develop us into fully devoted followers of Christ…. Continue reading
When my children were little our special time together was bedtime. When it was time for one of them to go to bed, they would say “Mom, I’m ready for bed” and off we would go up the stairs into their room. We would always begin by saying our prayers and then I would climb into bed with one of them and cuddle. We called it spooning, laying side by side my arms wrapped around them. We would talk about their day, I always knew this would be the time each one of them would share the most. Nestled safely in my arms. Continue reading
How accurate is the Bible? This is a question I often get asked as a Pastor. In fact, sometimes it’s not asked, it’s put in the form of a statement that goes something like this. There are quite a few objections to the Bible’s being accurate. A few of them include… Continue reading
The best worship songs, at their core, are really just prayers. Yesterday, we took part in a National Day of Prayer so I think it’s appropriate we all remind ourselves that when we sing on Sunday morning, we are really singing our prayers. It’s also good to challenge ourselves and ask this hard question: Am I really singing and praying with conviction and expectancy or has an unremarkable routine crept in? Continue reading
We are getting closer and closer to our summer missions experience in Staten Island, and I do not want your teen to miss this opportunity! If you have not signed up yet, you Continue reading
Teaching kids the difference between wants and needs can be daunting. We automatically want our kids to have everything their friends want. We would be kidding ourselves if we say no to that statement. As human beings we want to be included and accepted, we don’t want our kids to stand out and not have it all. But we know that would be an unhealthy way to live morally and financially. Continue reading
Our teens are growing up in the most sex saturated society we have ever seen. That is why taking the time to teach them about their sexual integrity and God’s view on sex is so crucial. So over the next few weeks Continue reading
My firstborn was a smiling, laughing, happy little guy and a delight to everyone who looked in his eyes and smiled with him. But as soon as we turned our backs to him or, perish the thought, walked out of the room, he would complain and soon break into tears. He needed to see a face to feel safe and content. As his memory matured he was able to anticipate our return and wait for our faces to come back. He was able to hope.
When you can’t see God’s face, are you able to hope?
As the director of Kids Connection here at Powerhouse Church, I pray to the Lord to show me signs that we are doing His will. I ask God to use our teaching staff and me and let God speak to the children through us. Continue reading
Last week we began to look at Romans 12:1-2 and discussed how worship is the catalyst for God to begin change in our lives. It leads to a renewing of our mind. This week, let’s go a little further into this passage and discover how this change helps us in our journey through life…. Continue reading