Walk Wisely in the Home This is a must read for all parents seeking to walk wisely in the responsibilities God has given us.

In the World, Not of It!

In the World, Not of It So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one

Pastor Mike's Translation of Ephesians 3:14-21

  Dear Church family, Sunday drive up service at 9am. Sunday deaf service at 10am livestream  Sunday hearing service at 11am livestream  Youth Zoom service at 4pm Prayer time together zoom time at 5pm Sunday evening livestream service at 6pm Beloved, please fill out your surveys if you haven’t been able to get to it yet.  Recommendation: Costi is on to something with this article. Christians should heed these words. Costi, “What will it matter if we re-assimilate only to end up “socially distant” again not because of a virus, but because of our inability to love others who approach COVID-19 differently than we do?” Love in Christ, Pastor Mike

The Myth of Understanding

The Myth of Understanding  But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. (Ecclesiastes 12:12) Information is coming at us at a million miles an hour everyday now. Government officials, international health organizations, doctors, nurses, scientists, statisticians, religious leaders, media pundits, and social media tidal waves of opinions and so-called wisdom. Information overload has officially overwhelmed my mind. What is so perplexing about all this information is it comes from presuppositions and often distorted world views. As people seek to navigate what is true and what is false their own biases keep them from discerning fact from fiction, lies from truth and exaggerations from simple objective truths. At the end of each day as I evaluate all that I have read, seen and heard I am baffled by just ho

2 Thessalonians & Amos

Today we start reading 2 Thessalonians for the month. Along with Amos from the OT minor prophets. Come read with us. I suggest reading the introduction for the books in the MacArthur study Bible. It will give good background for the historical context. It will help give you the setting for the books. At some point it would also be good to try to read straight through 1 & 2 Thessalonians to see how the books fit together. May God give us wisdom and understanding into “Who He is” and “What He has Done” and “what He will do in the future!” In the comments below maybe you can all give one observational question from your first readings?