Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Christmas Perspective

Sunday we will begin our Christmas message series...Christmas Perspective...This week's message is "Just Another Christmas" from Luke 2:1-20 and Romans 13:1-14.  Casting Crowns sing a great Christmas song WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING.  I know most of us wouldn't sleep through Christmas, but I wonder if spiritually speaking, we could wake up in January and wonder "where did Christmas go?"  Don't miss the gift of Christmas.  Come join us for worship this Sunday and let's make this season a special Christmas.  Merry Christmas!
Coach/Pastor John

Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.” Romans 13:11

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Fall Back

We look forward to seeing you in the morning, but not too early.  So set your clocks back one hour this weekend. See you at 8:30 for the early service; 9:45 for Bible Study and 11:00 for our second service.  God is so very good!
Coach/Pastor John

Thursday, November 1, 2018


If a forensic psychologist or detective was  seeking evidence of your time in God's word, would there be any?  I am not referring to a showy life.  I am not thinking of works. I often will ask for a believer's Bible when officiating their loved one's funeral.  It is interesting.  Some Bibles feel crisp and seldom opened.  Others are worn.  I once opened the Bible of a dear saint in our church.  The edges were tattered and folded and worn.  In many places there was a fingerprint of lipstick where she licked her fingers to open the pages.  The notes she had taken in her journey were a treasure.  I also found coffee stains throughout this believer's Bible.  I loved that.  She was obviously in God's Word early in the morning.  Last week I stumbled upon a Bible verse to remind us to be like this saint--leave footprints. 
Coach/Pastor John
"Establish my footsteps in Your Word" Psalm 119:133
I hope to see you in church this Sunday!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Powerful Living

I love this mini series Living with Resurrection Hope.  It has affected the way I read the Bible each day.  It has caused me to push pause on my reactions.  It has made me more perceptive to people around me.  This Sunday, the message is POWERFUL LIVING from Ephesians 1:18-23; 3:20-21.  I invite you to come discover how to live above the everyday in light of eternal life promised to us in Christ Jesus.  Come join us 8:30 early worship, 9:45 Bible Study in Small Groups (SS) and 11:00 for the later service. 
Coach/Pastor John

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Keep Your Receipt

I am looking so forward to our second message as we settle into the promise of the resurrection.  We issued the challenge last week to live each day with our eyes to the East expecting the return of Jesus. Another way to put that challenge is to live each day with resurrection hope.  How can we live each day in light of eternal life as a reality for those who have trusted Christ and follow Him?  Come tomorrow to learn about the receipt we have in Christ's resurrection from the dead.  We also will witness believers' baptism in the second service.  Come join us!
Coach/Pastor John

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

No Temptation

Come join us Wednesday night for Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Meeting.   We start at six pm (but arrive early...if you would like supper that begins at 5:00 pm)  in the Fellowship Center.  This week we will present I Corinthians 10:13 as a passage every believer needs in their memory arsenal as we hide God's Word in our hearts for good reason, "...that I may not sin against God."  See you tomorrow night!
Coach/Pastor John
"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it."  I Corinthians 10:13 NIV

Monday, October 8, 2018

Look East

Yesterday we either accepted or rejected the challenge to live today (and each day) with resurrection hope.  It is 10:00 am and already the day has perhaps offered opportunities to feel defeated or maybe we have experienced the brokenness, decay and death of the world.  It is a daily reality as we live in this body.  I simply remind you and encourage you that resurrection is not a past or future event.  It is how we live each day as followers of the risen Jesus Christ who promised, "I go to prepare a place for you..."  Live above today and throughout the week!  I am praying for you as you pray for me.  What a joy!  Philippians 3:10-14
Coach/Pastor John
Matthew 24:27