With a New Year often comes new resolutions, a popular part of American culture. But what typically starts off with good intentions, is usually quickly discarded. That’s because the change intended relies entirely on ourselves. The Biblical model teaches us that the only thing that can truly change us is God. Psalm 37 teaches us … [Read More…] Map It! Setting Priorities God’s Way
We live now in an age of instant judgment and opinions with little regard for prayer, meditation, reflecting and seeking God. Daily we are invited to judge, make decisions, evaluate, criticize the conduct deeds, and speech of others. The clamor of conflict is almost deafening. The Christian community is not immune to the conflict crisis. … [Read More…] Conflict Resolution
Pastor Bill Bertsche speaks on “Why I Am A Christian,” focusing on the five Solas of the Protestant Reformation.
Our culture is increasingly hostile toward Christianity. This isn’t new territory. Martin Luther saw how the gospel had been compromised within the Church 500 years ago. In response, he nailed his 95 Theses to the castle door in Wittenberg, thus sparking the Protestant Reformation. In this sermon, Pastor Lutzer lays out five monumental effects that … [Read More…] The Story and Significance of the Reformation
Do you ever feel like you were meant for another world, that you’re somehow out of place in this current one? As people of God, we are promised an eternal home in heaven, our great hope and future. Life is hard, but it’s worth living well. If we are homesick Christians longing for heaven, how … [Read More…] Homesick Christians
In today’s Christian culture, baptism often appears optional. But what does scripture really teach about the importance of baptism? Jesus spoke about baptism in an unequivocal way: baptism is a radical act of obedience to the radical call of Christ to repent and hear the gospel. It is meant to be a public display of … [Read More…] Baptism: A Radical Act Of Obedience
Do you really know Jesus? Or do you just know a lot about Him? Many people have a lot of information about Jesus, but they don’t really know Jesus. They have the head knowledge, but not the heart. There are three attributes of people who really know Jesus. Luke 7:36-50