Sermon Preview – Week of February 20

This Sunday Marcus Young will be preaching the third sermon in a four week series on “The Word of God”. Please pray for him as he prepares this week! We are now living in the time period referred to in Holy Scripture as ” the last days”. This refers not merely to the final days before the second coming of …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – February 17

The Sluggard Within: Defined And Defeated “The Bible says that the person who is guilty of sloth, belongs to the same family as the most destructive beings on earth. Proverbs 18:9 says, “Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.” Yes, the one who is lazy and indifferent to his call to serve the Lord …

Sermon Preview – Week of February 13

This Sunday Richard Boswell will preaching. Please pray for him this week as he prepares to deliver God’s Word to us. You will find Richard’s sermon preview below, take some time this week to read through it in preparation for hearing God’s Word on Sunday. What is the difference between other ancient writings and the Bible? The author of Hebrews …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – February 10

  Cat Lake Update Video Take a few minutes to watch this update from Ron and Matt. A Simple Way To Pray Everyday “Of all the things Martin Luther is known for, among the foremost is his dedication to prayer…At one point, Luther’s barber and longtime friend, Peter Beskendorf, asked if he would teach him how to pray. Luther responded …

Sermon Preview – Week of February 6

This Sunday we are starting a short (four week) topical series on the Bible, God’s Word, the Holy Scriptures. I am excited to be sharing the pulpit with Marcus Young, James D’Souza and Richard Boswell for this series. This coming Lord’s Day I will be preaching Psalm 19. Our statement of faith describes the Bible as, “a perfect treasure of …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – February 3

God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle “I have heard many people say God will not give you more than you can handle and they often say it with good intentions – to try and comfort someone walking through difficulty or suffering. Maybe you have even said it. Let not your heart be troubled, I have said it …

Sermon Preview – Week of January 30

This Sunday we will finish our study through the book of Philippians. Our text will be Philippians 4:21-23. I find myself (too often) flying through introductions and final greetings of epistles. We can treat them as if they are less important than the body of the letter. This as you know couldn’t be further from the truth. Introductions and final greetings are …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – January27

Stop Excommunicating Yourself From The Lord’s Supper “The Lord’s Table is not only one of the most intimate and exhilarating times of worship for the local church, it’s also one of the most controversial. As we look back through church history, we see that John Rogers and other Puritans were burned at the stake for their view of the Lord’s …

Sermon Preview – Week of January 23

This Sunday our preaching text will be Philippians 4:10-20. The past couple of weeks we have been considering Paul’s “last things” before closing out the letter. This falls into that category, but it is different than the previous two sections that we have considered. Whereas, in 4:2-7 and 4:8-9 we see these short, clear and helpful reminders being piled up on top …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – January 20

I am gathering articles that I have previously read and kept, or am reading throughout the week that will encourage, challenge and teach us in a wide range of areas. The plan is to provide two, three, maybe four articles at the end of each week, things you can read over the weekend. My hope in doing this is that it …