In our study of Galatians, we have been looking at Paul’s defense of the gospel and his call to the believers in Galatia to not add anything—no rules, no laws, no additional steps—to their simple and profound faith in Jesus and in his death and resurrection. … I was reminded of the false gods that I and many believers that I know are tempted to serve again out of laziness, frustration, or just our plain self-centeredness.Read More
This past year, my family struggled to be committed to our Connect group. We were trying to sell our house, with a new baby, a 3-year-old, and a kindergartener who often took our entire family out with sickness. We had unexpected work meetings, out of town guests, and an 8U softball schedule that plagued our presence on any given week..Read More
When I was ten years old I found a book on my parent’s bookshelf titled “This Present Darkness.” The cover was intriguing to me. From a faraway vantage point, you could see a small town in a valley and on the top of a hill there was a little white church with the smallest amount of sunlight hitting the steeple, but the rest of the sky was hues of purple and dark blue with an ominous looking claw-shaped cloud descending on the town.Read More
I have been so encouraged by the conversations occurring around and next steps that people have taken throughout the Money. Sex. Power. series. I want to share a story about a new friend of mine that I feel like encapsulates so much about what has been happening in this season.Read More
"Week after week, my pen has been furiously scribbling notes into my notebook during service. My pages are filled with ah-ha moments. Question marks. Cross-outs. Fervent prayers."
As we went through The Story of God: Revelation series, God showed up in big ways in the heart of Guest Blogger Lauren Lanker.Read More