Posts From the monthly archives: "July 2012"



This Sunday our entire service will revolve around communion. We’ll share and hear testimonies of God’s goodness and grace, sing of Christ’s atoning work, share our monthly memory verse, and set our hearts on the depths of Jesus’ work on the cross. There are four things we need you to do before…(Read More)

I’m a bit of a Lord of the Rings fan. The trilogy is my favorite movie(s), I’ve read the books (even better than the movie), and, thanks to Jeff Hoenshell, I’ve got the collectible PEZ dispensers. If find Tolkien’s writing exciting and moving, and that led me to read The…(Read More)

When someone talks about God knowing or seeing everything we do, say, or think the oft intended goal is to scare us out of wrong behavior. “God hear’s what you say, so don’t lie,” or “God sees what goes on behind closed doors, so stop sinning!” It is true that God sees all…(Read More)

Classic literature often avails us of a window into the heart of humanity, and I was recently struck by Robert Louis Stevenson’s insight into the fears of men in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Of course you might expect me to be intrigued by the mysterious and horrific nature of…(Read More)

In the next few weeks we’ll wrap up 1 John. As always, we like to give you a heads up on what’s coming next. Before I do that let me remind you of the two primary reasons I tell you what our future teaching plans are. First, we want you (as an individual…(Read More)