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Where are you, God?

Ever felt like God was far away, uninterested, or worse yet, that He had abandoned you? You’re not alone. In Psalm 13, David expresses the raw emotion of wondering where God is when he needs Him the most. Far from being unspiritual, cries of lament create a dialogue...

The Psalms are the songbook of the Bible and a record the heart’s deepest longings and vulnerabilities. The writers of these inspired songs remind us that godly affirmations and raw emotions serve to move us into God’s presence. The Psalms show us that God invites us to unleash the overflow of our hearts in His direction—the joys and sorrows, hurts and hopes, confidence and fear. Whatever is in your heart, sing it out to God who is eager to welcome you into His presence.

I Take Refuge in You

I Take Refuge in You

It seems like we spend a lot of our time searching. We chase money, relationships, fame, and plenty of other things, hoping that some of it will deliver a sense of goodness, security, and joy. But those searches ultimately leave us wanting. We tend to forget that...

You Are Above All

You Are Above All

God invites us to authentically express what we’re feeling when we ponder life’s realities. Many of these expressions are recorded for us in the Psalms—the songbook of the Bible. Psalm 8 is a Psalm of praise. In it, David encourages us to instinctively look up and...

Giving Matters

Giving Matters

Money can activate either greed or generosity within us. When God urges us to share our financial resources for the good of others, He doesn’t do so by appealing to guilt or obligation. God tells us that we can invest in things that really matter by sharing the money...

The Church That Affirms Authority

in 1 Peter 2:13-3:7, Peter shows how Christians should relate to authority. He challenges revolutionary and capitulatory extremes by urging Christians to allow their response to be guided by faith, not dictated by circumstances.

Kids Experience February 21

Be kinder than you have to be.When Jesus told His friends to ‘go the extra mile,’ He meant that they should go farther than they had to. But He wasn’t just talking about walking and carrying a heavy pack. He meant that we should show kindness because we WANT to . . ....

Law of Christ

Welcome to week 4 of our study in 1st Corinthians! In this session, we’ll be looking at Chapters 8 through 11-1, with a focus on “The law of Christ”. As believers in Jesus Christ, we know there is only one God in whose image we are made. It’s only through Jesus Christ...

Be Careful

I recently had a discussion with a friend of mine about a provocative sermon I had heard. The sermon was focused on discipleship, and how growing as Christians means we should gain knowledge and insight into the depth of Christ and how His righteousness becomes our own. The pastor made a statement that if we are there to just “check the box,” then perhaps we should give up our seat.

Judgment of Christ

This 3rd part of a 7 part series study on the apostle Paul’s letter of 1 Corinthians will begin to look at chapters 4-7. Within these 4 chapters, Paul addresses the division being reported to him in the church he once planted at Corinth. Paul’s Christology brings the...

Kids Experience February 14

Be kind to your family and friends. This week we take a peek at the Bible story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz and their little one Obed (see the book of Ruth in the Bible). Because of the kindness of Boaz and Ruth, Naomi now had a home with them. And get this— Obed later...