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
You may not realize that “God Bless America” was first published in 1938. Given this is an unofficial national anthem of sorts, that’s a relatively young age for something so iconic and categorized in most people’s minds as a classic. It’s Memorial Day weekend and we must remember to lift our country and those who defend it up in prayer the way this song has for the past 75 years. Continue reading
…..no, really, I meant it. I want you stop and go outside and take a look at all that is happening around you that you are missing. Spring has sprung, and as the weather gets warmer, the days longer, and the sweet aroma of cook-outs seems to hang in the air each weekend, God is putting on a show through his creation. Continue reading
It’s Mother’s Day weekend and you will not want to miss our worship services tomorrow as we will be hearing from Noel Owuor as he opens up God’s word for a special Mother’s Day message. We will also be honoring the moms in our life, so you will not want to miss this special weekend. I am also excited for our time of worship tomorrow, because…. 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
This week, I’d like to encourage all of us to arrive at church for worship a couple minutes early. The worship team is excited to start our time of worship 5 minutes early during our normal countdown, and I think this is a great opportunity to spend some extra time in God’s presence. 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?