We believe in God’s gospel

Membership Vows #1 and #2 Do you acknowledge yourself to be a sinner in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure without hope except in His sovereign mercy? Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and depend upon Him alone … Continue reading We believe in God’s gospel

Treasuring God’s Word

Here is a short devotional guide on what it looks like to truly treasure God's Word. What is the process involved in learning to treasure God’s Word? This is the Word hand from a ministry called the Navigators. Hear it (Romans 10:17), read it (Deuteronomy 17:19), study it (Ezra 7:10), memorize it (Psalm 119:9-11), and … Continue reading Treasuring God’s Word

Encouraging Self-Examination that Leads to Repentance

Have you ever wondered why we regularly confess our sins to God?The regular discipline of confession enables us to grasp more fully the beauty and wonder of grace as we are made continually aware of the depth of our need of God’s unmerited favor. Christopher Ash explains why we confess our sins:“To encourage self-examination that … Continue reading Encouraging Self-Examination that Leads to Repentance

A Prayer for those Facing Conflict and Dissension

O Father, Jesus Christ is among us as our peace, but we are a people divided against ourselves as we cling to the values of a broken world. We long for the end of hostilities in our families, with our friends and in our world. We confess that we are often anxious and angry over … Continue reading A Prayer for those Facing Conflict and Dissension

Finishing Well – Five Essentials

Here is a five-part series I have taught recently that is based upon an article I read a number of years ago by Jerry Bridges. His article is chapter one in this book: Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the Saints Finishing Well - Essential #1 Finishing Well - Essential #2 Finishing Well - … Continue reading Finishing Well – Five Essentials

Prepare Your Heart for Palm Sunday

No matter where you are tomorrow, Jesus continues to ride on in majesty and mercy to the door of people's hearts, and he wants to come and reign unrivaled and supreme on the throne of your heart. Our celebration of Palm Sunday, which is the beginning of Holy Week, helps us to do just that. … Continue reading Prepare Your Heart for Palm Sunday

Prayers of Confession for Palm Sunday

Prayer Sample #1:Holy Father,long ago the crowds with incessant hallelujahsgreeted Your dearly loved Son,but how quickly they mockedas He went lonely to the cross.Forgive us for the ways that we, too,have welcomed Him only in wordsand resisted His kingship.Subdue our restless and rebellious heartsso that we might serve You faithfullythrough Jesus Christ our Lord,who is … Continue reading Prayers of Confession for Palm Sunday