Month: August 2020
No Need To Fear Tomorrow

No Need To Fear Tomorrow

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11 OBSERVATION I know we have heard or said this verse probably hundreds of times. Have you ever actually thought...

Kids Experience August 30

Kids Experience August 30

Point others to God.You and I can be salt and light!  Just like salt makes food taste better, we can make people’s lives better.  We can shine the light of God’s love when we treat others with love and kindness. We can use our creativity to point others to God. We can...

NextGen Weekend

NextGen Weekend

There is no greater influence a child has than their parents. Our Family Life ministries come alongside parents to partner with them in influencing kids and students to find and follow Jesus. During this special NextGen weekend we’ll hear from our LPKids, LPStudents...

Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our Days Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90:12 oth of my little boys lost a tooth last month and in an instant, their smiles were different. When it happened, each held their tiny tooth in their...

When To Seek Professional Help

When To Seek Professional Help

When to Seek Professional Help  A counselor I know once described therapy like this: There are the things about ourselves that we know we know. How much sleep we need to be able to function in the morning or what foods will make us sick. There are also things...

Here I am, Send Me – Who Will Go?

Here I am, Send Me – Who Will Go?

"Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs form the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: "Behold, this has touched our lips; Your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged." Also I heard the...

Kids Experience August 23

Kids Experience August 23

God made us in His image.God made us in His image. He made us to do His work in this world and show love to the people around us. With His help, we can join forces and find ways to lend a hand.  There are so many ways we can use our creativity...

A New Covenant

A New Covenant

God reminds us in the Bible that He gave an Old Covenant and a New Covenant. Confuse the two and you’re in for a confusing and inconsistent attempt at living for Jesus. It’s not an exaggeration to suggest that the church across the world is mired in legalistic...

Pulling Back the Curtain

Pulling Back the Curtain

Pulling Back the Curtain I'm bursting with God-news; I'm dancing the song of my Savior God. God took one good look at me, and look what happened--I'm the most fortunate woman on earth! What God has done for me will never be forgotten...  Luke 1:46-49...

What We Can Learn From Loneliness

What We Can Learn From Loneliness

What We Can Learn From Loneliness   hen I feel lonely, I usually want that feeling to go away as quickly as possible. I might get coffee with a friend, binge watch Parks & Rec on Netflix, or do anything else that will distract me from the...

Here I Am, Send Me – I saw The Lord

Here I Am, Send Me – I saw The Lord

"... I saw the Lord high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one with six wings: with two they covered their face, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And they cried to one another and said:...

Kids Experience August 16

Kids Experience August 16

His plans are always good!God always has a plan for our lives—and His plans are always good! He had a purpose for His Son, too. He sent Jesus to save the entire world. Because Jesus came to be our Savior, we can have a relationship with God that will last FOREVER....

New Direction

New Direction

When we find ourselves moving in a certain direction and focused on our goals, it can be jarring to feel like God suddenly is taking us in a new direction. It's hard to consider that what we are currently building is no longer necessary or worse, futile all along. We...

With Hope

With Hope

With Hope His Love has the first and last word in everything I do. 2 Corinthians 5:13 was stopping for coffee one morning and pulled into the drive through line. It was a busy morning and the cars waiting in line spilled out into a very busy road,...

Celebrate Recovery Aug 13

Celebrate Recovery Aug 13

There's a story in Daniel, chapter 3, about three young boys, Sadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo, who are thrown into a fiery furnace for daring to honor God by not bowing to a golden image.  But there was another in that fire with them.  Many believe it was God Himself,...

Lament: The Freedom to Feel

Lament: The Freedom to Feel

Lament: The Freedom to Feel  e are wired to avoid physical pain. Just watch any toddler touch a hot candle after being told not to. Chances are, he won’t be in a hurry to do it again. Yet physical pain serves a purpose, helping us to focus on...

For God So Loved

For God So Loved

"Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."  1 John 4:11OBSERVATION "Since God so loved us, we also ought to love..". We love because God loved first. He loved his creation so much that He sent His one and only son to die for it. To die...

I AM HE

I AM HE

Study Guide Download Week 8 Throughout our study, we have looked at seven of Jesus’ “I AM” Statements in the Gospel of John: I AM the Bread of Life – John 6 I AM the Light of the World – John 8/9 I AM the Good Shepherd – John 10 I AM the Resurrection and the Life –...

New Community

New Community

We all identify with communities in some ways. Even the most isolated individuals acknowledge some basic common ground with other people groups. From sports teams to political parties to hometowns, communities unite us around common ideas. But when we run into...

Kids Experience August 9

Kids Experience August 9

God made you to be creative.Sometimes, we think of creativity as only about art or music. But the truth is, there are LOTS of different kinds of creativity. God has given YOU different ways to be creative. He’s designed you in a unique way— and you can use your...

Kept for Jesus Christ

Kept for Jesus Christ

Kept for Jesus Christ Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all...