How do the seemingly insignificant words that comes from our small lips and uttered by our tiny tongues have such great impact on people around us, potentially wreaking havoc or bringing life?
How well do you understand each other when you communicate? Better yet, how well do you communicate with God - do you understand what He is saying to you, or do you just know a bunch of helpful spiritual phrases and popular Christian taglines?
Pastor Ken looks at the calling of the prophet from the book of Isaiah—how God reveals His plan, and how we, as the humble servant, should respond.
Pastor Ken gives a brief introduction to the book of Nehemiah and looks at his dream to rebuild the wall of the city of Jerusalem around the year 440 B.C. What lessons can we learn from how Nehemiah used his position, came up with a plan, and respectfully petitioned the reuler of the land at that time?
Pastor Ken looks at Jesus' feeding of the five thousand and examines how everybody makes excuse when it comes to being called to serve God and giving him your all
Pastor Ken explains the necessity for growth in any body of believers, and looks at our current problems and challenges as opportunities for that growth.
Pastor King shares about the importance of faith by looking at the life of Moses, and how he gained vision, value, venture, and victory through it all.
Our brother Jonas shares about his past 15 years at our church--his coming to faith, his marriage, his learning to trust God with the health of his children, and his decision to pursue seminary education on the West Coast.
Pastor Ken explains the three important "C"s of leadership - Chemistry, Character, and Competence - the world stresses that last "C," but as Christians we should not ignore it neither, rather ensure that we have a spiritual competence that will make us effective ministers for The LORD.
As parents we all want the best for our kids: a loving family, a successful career, good grades, a nice neighborhood--but Pastor Jimmy looks deeper into Ephesians chapter 6 and reveals the true calling for Christian parents as we seek the will of God
We all have plans to study a specific way in school, reach certain goals, and pursue our careers, so then why do we just "go with the flow" when it comes to our faith? On this Father's Day, Pastor Ken challenges parents and children alike to be intentional and purposeful when it comes to our personal walks with Jesus Christ.
When it comes to knowing the Bible, we all usually recall the memory verses from childhood or the quick one-liners seen on posters and in greeting cards. Mike, however, challenges the congregation to always dig deeper and read the famous verses in context to understand the full meaning of the passage and get a richer perspective of the Gospel message embedded in each and every passage.
On Mother's Day, we celebrate the life and love that comes from all the moms in our lives. Restaurants are packed, flowers abound, and mothers are honored and cherished, as they should be. However, Father's Day is usually a different story. Advertisements focus on how dad's need to fix things around the house and the expectations are to be a good example and not make the next big blunder. Pastor King shares from his personal experience of being a father to three children, and gives advice on how to encourage and foster the next generation.
Do you want just the bare minimum in your spiritual life so that you can just make it into heaven? Or are you looking for something more? Kevin Calkins challenges us to look beyond our own self-centered goals and see the Christian walk as an opportunity to bring God's Kingdom down here to earth right now in our current circumstances and everyday livelihoods. (Kevin is a staff member for the InterVarsity Christian fellowship at Rutgers University).
Many times we wish that God would just reveal to us the most important things that will happen in our lives concerning our education, our professions, our families and our possessions, because, let's face it, those topics are always on the forefront of our minds. However, Pastor Ken explains that while many Christians ask God for CLARITY in their lives, what we really should be asking for is TRUST, as we learn what it really means to be led by the Holy Spirit.
Pastors and leaders would agree that God's word is important and powerful. If that is the case, then knowing it is the key to any Christian's growth, and what better way to know it than by memorizing it. But memorization can be a struggle, even for the most mature of Christians, so what are some suggestions for memorizing Bible passages more accurately and efficiently?
Both King David (Psalm 27) and the Apostle Paul (Philippians 3) wanted just one thing in their lives: Despite power, riches, and fame, or struggles, suffering, and conflict, they only wanted to see and know the LORD God. For 2017, Pastor Ken challenges us to put God first and seek Him as our priority.
Haggai chapter 1 - The Jewish people in the Old Tesatment return to their homeland after exile to find God's Temple in ruins. However, while they were commanded to rebuild the Temple, they spent more of their time, energy, and money on fixing up their own homes. for the new year we focus on getting a good start, but not with being centered on our own needs, but on what God wants and his work first and foremost.