Redeemed & Forgiven Series Kick Off – Understanding Grace

Today we start our big fall series Redeemed and Forgiven.  As Ken and I built this series I just kept getting more excited, because we are going to be exploring what it truly means to live out a life in Christ.  We want to talk about what it could look like to live a life that is truly redeemed and forgiven and most importantly how we can actually live like we are redeemed and forgiven…do you see why . . . Read More »

We All Must Answer This Question

So last week was a pretty special weekend.  We started a new series and it’s a very important one on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.  Then Sunday afternoon we headed to Messiah College for what is probably my favorite service that we do each year which is our baptism service.  It’s so meaningful to watch people make a public commitment to God, and for me it’s an amazing experience to listen to them share what God is doing in their . . . Read More »

What are you willing to do?

So today we are wrapping up our series on integrity.  The big concept or theme of the entire series was that who we are matters more than what we look like, and we spent a lot of time talking about how challenging that really is in the culture that we live in today.  I loved using the imagery a couple of weeks ago with you of walking upstream…the world, the people, just our culture in general pulling one . . . Read More »

Everyone Love’s The Presents Right?

So it’s Christmas time, and frankly outside of The Grinch, and Scrooge most people really love this time of year.  For some it’s the decorations, for others it’s the time with family and friends.  For some it’s the food, and for others like my wife it’s the Christmas music…but it’s pretty safe to say everyone loves the presents.  My kids are always excited about the gifts.  My son Trey has been working on his Christmas list since like . . . Read More »

Soaring on the Wings of Eagles…Really?

So today we continue this I am Second series looking at a very inspiring young lady.  Some may know her from the movie Soul Surfer which is all about her story.  Her name is Bethany Hamilton, and I will tell you her story is inspiring and challenging because of how she responds to adversity, and the challenges of life.  I know by now you probably sick of hearing about it, and you are thinking is he seriously going . . . Read More »

Sometimes Pain Comes In Handy

I’m just going to come right out and say this as we get started today, I think today we are going to get into the true reality of life today, and if we are honest, reality isn’t always pretty.  So as we jump into the next story in our “I Am Second” series you need to know, this one is going to be very raw.  I know it might not be the world we show people on social . . . Read More »

We All Have Something In Common

So last week, Ken opened up our big fall series, called I am Second, and I think just one week in you can probably see why this series has us so excited.  It’s because it is all about life change, which when it comes to this whole “Christian-faith-thing,” this is really what it is all about.  Now as you listen to these people tell their stories of life change you will recognize a lot of them.  They are famous rock stars, . . . Read More »

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

So last week I think we really started to hit our stride in this study of Jesus’ very famous Sermon on the Mount and that is really going to continue today.  So by this fourth week of the series it’s probably becoming pretty apparent to you that Jesus is really pushing in hard on us and how we live.  Jesus has a way of thinking and living that is just completely opposite than the way we humans think . . . Read More »