Year: 2021
LPKids Experience July 11

LPKids Experience July 11

This week our K-5 friends head to Matthew 14:22-33. Peter and the rest of the disciples were out on the Sea of Galilee when they noticed a figure walking on the water’s surface. When they finally realize that the figure is Jesus, Peter called out and asked Jesus to...

Knowing Yourself and Your God

Knowing Yourself and Your God

Getting to know God ranks high on the list of life’s most meaningful quests. God has revealed Himself to us. He is knowable. And we can grow to know Him in deeper and deeper ways. But our knowledge of God is always connected to the knowledge of ourselves. As we get to...

Grueling But Glorious

Grueling But Glorious

Grueling But Gloriousast year, my husband hiked a portion of New Hampshire Appalachian Trail called the Pemi Loop. The hike took two days to complete and is described as “31.5 glorious but grueling miles.” True to its description, my husband came...

LPKids Experience July 4

LPKids Experience July 4

This month our Elementary friends continue our journey to finding our confidence in Jesus.  We will start with an incredible example found in Daniel 3. Shadrack, Meshack, and Abednego had their faith put to the test when they chose to obey God rather than bow down to...

Read the Bible

Read the Bible

We live in an age of information overload, and the amount of information increases every day. Yet the most important information ever written is contained in one book--the Bible. The words in the Bible, God's words, give us life--spiritual life, eternal life. Jesus...

Plans For a Slower Pace

Plans For a Slower Pace

Plans For a Slower Paceefore we even became parents, my husband and I dreamed of a life where he would bring home the bacon, and I would quit my job as a teacher to raise however many children God gave us. Before we knew it, there were two little...

Day 12 – Galatians 6:11-18

Day 12 – Galatians 6:11-18

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 12Galatians 6:11-18from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 6:11-18 | Philippians 3:2-3 | Romans 2:25-29ReflectIt’s so easy to judge other people by what they do or what they say. How can she be a Christian when she...

Day 11 – Galatians 6:1-10

Day 11 – Galatians 6:1-10

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 11Galatians 6:1-10from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 6:1-10 | Hebrews 12:11-13 | Proverbs 3:27ReflectIf you’ve ever had a garden, you know that planting seeds is pretty straightforward. If you want to grow...

Day 10 – Galatians 5:16-26

Day 10 – Galatians 5:16-26

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 10Galatians 5:16-26from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 5:16-26 | Romans 7:22-23 | Ephesians 5:8-10ReflectJesus has set us free from the penalty of sin. But that doesn’t mean sin is completely gone. As long as we...

Day 9 – Galatians 5:1-15

Day 9 – Galatians 5:1-15

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 9Galatians 5:1-15from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 5:1-15 | John 8:31-36 | I Peter 2:16ReflectImagine a convicted criminal, imprisoned for 20 years, who learns that they have been declared innocent and can go...

Day 8 – Galatians 4:8-31

Day 8 – Galatians 4:8-31

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 8Galatians 4:8-31from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 4:8-31 | Colossians 2:20-23ReflectPaul is frustrated with the false teachers because they are taking matters into their own hands, adding rules and...

Day 7 – Galatians 3:26-4:7

Day 7 – Galatians 3:26-4:7

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 7Galatians 3:26-4:7from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 3:26-4:7 | Colossians 3:11 | Romans 8:14-17ReflectAncient Jewish males used to greet the day thanking God that they were not a Gentile, slave or woman. Paul...

The Batteries That Work Best

The Batteries That Work Best

The Batteries That Work Best This summer, we’re taking a close look at how we can feel restored and refreshed. As our bodies, minds and spirits continue to recover from the incredible stress of a prolonged, world-wide pandemic, it’s important to be intentional about...

Big Dreams and a Bigger God: New Property for Down Guatemala

Big Dreams and a Bigger God: New Property for Down Guatemala

Big Dreams and a Bigger God: New Property For Down Guatemala In 2002, when their son Manual Alfredo was born with Down Syndrome, Alfredo and Irene Salazar saw the desperate need to provide support, schooling, and therapies to children with Down Syndrome and their...

LPKids Experience June 27

LPKids Experience June 27

K-5 finishes up the month of June in 1 Kings 18. Elijah showed confidence that God could do the impossible. When Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal, He believed that God would come through for him and send fire from heaven. So much so that he doubled-down on the...

Faith in the Fire

Faith in the Fire

When opportunities arise and we are thrust into the spotlight, we have a choice to make. We can choose to camouflage our convictions to match our surrounding culture, or we can stand true to the people God calls us to be. Today's sermon will awaken us to the reality...

Experiencing the Ocean

Experiencing the Ocean

Experiencing the Oceanespite having regular access to my mother in law’s house in Fenwick Island, Delaware, my kids were far from beach babies. As small children, they steadfastly refused to dip even a toe into the salt water as it rushed onto the...

Day 6 – Galatians 3:15-25

Day 6 – Galatians 3:15-25

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 6Galatians 3:15-25from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 3:15-25 | Romans 4:13-14 | Matthew 5:17 | Hebrews 8:6-7ReflectGod always keeps His promises, even when His timing is different than ours. God promised Abraham...

Day 5 – Galatians 3:1-14

Day 5 – Galatians 3:1-14

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 5Galatians 3:1-14from the Galatians reading planRead the Word Galatians 3:1-14 | Romans 10:17 | Genesis 15:1-6 | Romans 4:18-25ReflectPaul uses strong language to the Galatians, calling them “bewitched” and “foolish.” He’s...