I have always been fascinated by electricity. From the day my parents bought me my own 50-in-1 electronics kit from Radio Shack, I was hooked. I still am not exactly clear what the difference is between a capacitor and a conductor, but connect it the right way and I had a radio, or a doorbell, or an alarm. It was amazing the number of things electricity would do, at least until the batteries ran out. 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 reveals the amazing things we can accomplish as believers. Join us this week to find out how the power we have in Christ, a power that never runs dry! See you Sunday!
Tis the season for New Year resolutions. What's yours? This week, we will see a challenge in 1 Thessalonians 1:1-3 to give thanks and move forward in the hope we have in Christ. I hope those are two resolutions you will take to heart. We can always be more thankful, and all of us can take a step forward in our walk with Christ. Let me challenge you by asking a question, "What's your one?" What is one way you could take a step forward in your walk with Jesus? Come this Sunday for some exciting ideas on ways you can make 2019 a bold step forward for Christ! See you Sunday!
Most fans of track and field like to sit at the finish line. Those seats are the most expensive for an obvious reason: you get to see who wins the race. However, most runners realize that the starting line is just as, if not more, important. A poor start, especially in a sprint, could easily lose the entire race. Runners spend hours practicing how they start, realizing that the beginning of the race is where it might be won or lost. Beginnings in life are important as well. As we begin a new year, this week we will look at the importance of beginnings in Psalm 111:10. See you Sunday!
Join us this Sunday morning for a combined service at 11:00 to celebrate the reason God sent His Son. Our annual Christmas Candlelight Lord's Supper Service is always a highlight of the year as we remember not only the birth of the Savior, but also His sacrifice for us on the cross. You and your family will not want to miss the special service of worship and praise.
Sometimes the "what" is important, but knowing the "why" is even more significant. MSN.com reports that a New York couple purchased an interesting white bowl at a garage sale for $3. They thought they had found a nice centerpiece to decorate their dinner table. It turns out they had much more. Why? The bowl was actually a 1,000-year-old Chinese treasure, worth $2.2 million. That kind of "why" will get your attention. John 3:17 reveals something even more significant about the Christmas story. Most people know the "what" of the story: Jesus was born in Bethlehem. This Sunday, come and find out the "why." See you Sunday!
It is probably the most familiar verse in the Bible. It is the first verse memorized by many children. It is written on billboards, T-shirts, and sporting event signs. Most people know the reference. Many know the verse itself. But what does John 3:16 mean? This week we take a look at the meaning of this well-known verse, and how it teaches us the real meaning of Christmas. See you Sunday! Hear this message at NHBC Media
If only the world could be as clean as the infomercial claims it could be. Clothing would never be stained. You would never have to replace the linoleum in the kitchen because it would always look like the photo in the magazine. You would never have to buy an area rug to cover the spot where you spilled paint in your living room. Despite the promises and guarantees, we know we will be buying another shirt, replacing the kitchen floor and covering up the spot in the living room. ABC Miracle Spot Remover usually doesn't work like it did on TV. That's what made the miracles of Christ so amazing. They weren't like anything anyone had ever seen. In the final miracle recorded in Mark 7, the people were overwhelmed…
We are constantly measuring things. We measure time left in the day, we measure gallons left in the tank, we measure the height, width, and depth of a refrigerator to see if it will fit through the door we just measured. All those measurements matter. If you buy a refrigerator that is six feet two inches tall and the door to your kitchen is only six feet, you have a choice – either a different refrigerator or a new door. In Mark 7:24-30 (and its companion passage in Matthew 15), Jesus teaches about the measure of faith. Join us this week as we discover the ingredients of what Jesus calls great faith. See you Sunday! Hear this message at NHBC Media
I have learned that the safest question to ask when coming home is not "what's for dinner" but "where would you like to go for dinner." I like a home cooked meal as much as anyone, but when both of us have been at work all day, sometimes it's just easier to let someone else do the cooking. That wasn't an option for the disciples. It wasn't an option for the enormous crowd of people gathered to hear Jesus' teaching. In Mark 6, there were no golden arches available, no bucket of wings or burritos to go, just 5000+ hungry people. The miracle we often call the Feeding of the Five Thousand actually has little to do with food. That Jesus fed all these people with little more than a…
I can speak multiple languages. For example, I know how to say: Donde esta el bano? (Where is the bathroom in Spanish) Nein! (No in German) No! (No in Italian) Yes, I realize there are supposed to be some accents and a tilde over the "n" of "bano" (I said I could speak multiple languages. I didn't say I could type in multiple languages.) If I ever need to say "No" in Germany or Italy, or find a restroom in Mexico, I'm set. I also know one phrase in Aramaic: "Talitha koum" which means "little girl" or "little lamb." Jesus used the phrase in Mark 5:41 when he raised a young girl from the dead. The meaning of the phrase and the meaning of the miracle have profound significance for…