2604, 2018

Daily Devotional: No Alternative

“While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” Jesus got up […]

2504, 2018

Daily Devotional: Priceless

“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with […]

2404, 2018

Daily Devotional: Thy Will

“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).

God knows what will best minister to His gracious designs. He ordains all things according to the counsel of […]

2304, 2018

Daily Devotional: Reconciliation

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).”

The Bible lets us know how far sinful mankind is from a holy God. Sin […]

2104, 2018

Daily Devotional: Knowing God’s Words

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; (Matthew 5:14).”

However unpopular we may become as a result, we must cling to the knowledge that all men are […]

2004, 2018

Daily Devotional: Spiritual Smugness

“Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. Therefore if anyone […]

1904, 2018

A Note from the Pastor: Prayer is the Key

Prayer is about getting into God’s presence. It’s not outlining our agenda to God. When you feel stuck in a rut, not knowing what to say, add the Bible to your devotional moment. God will […]

1904, 2018

Daily Devotional: Relying on the Supernatural

“Jacob was left alone. Then some man wrestled with him until daybreak (Genesis 32:24).”

Weighing most heavily on Jacob’s mind when he fled his home was that his brother Esau was planning to kill him. […]

1804, 2018

Daily Devotional: Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9).

This Beatitude seems to have a special relevance to the age through which we are passing, for if there is […]

1604, 2018

Daily Devotional: Spiritual Well-Being

”Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29).

It is very remarkable that this is the only […]

1504, 2018

Daily Devotional: Cling to Jesus

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”

In John 20:13 Mary Magdalene complained to the angels, “They have taken away my Lord and I don’t know […]

1404, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Hands of God

“… the God of Israel, who with his hands has fulfilled what he promised” (2 Chronicles 6:4).

There are people afraid to put their spirit and life in the hands of God. Some are scared because […]

1304, 2018

Daily Devotional: Transformed by His Beauty

“One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,to behold the beauty of the Lord and to […]

1204, 2018

Daily Devotional: Spirit of Power

“For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you…for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love” (2 Timothy 1:6-7).

Jesus […]

1104, 2018

Daily Devotional: Proclaim the Message

“So, the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and […]

1004, 2018

Daily Devotional: Christ Rising

“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father” (Romans […]

904, 2018

Daily Devotional: Jesus’ Reminders

“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made […]

804, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Resurrection Routine

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; […]

704, 2018

Daily Devotional: No Fear

“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified” (Matthew 28:5).

Let us listen to the angel’s sermon. It is a spiritual thing. […]

604, 2018

Daily Devotional: Paradise Now

Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:42-43).

It is perfectly amazing how we have […]

504, 2018

A Note from the Pastor: God Has You

Three little trees were asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” One shared, “I’d like to be a treasure chest that holds precious stones.” Another said, “I want to be […]

504, 2018

Daily Devotional: Merry Easter?

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you […]

404, 2018

Daily Devotional: Never to be Hung Up Again

“With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Mark 15: 37-38).

In actual historical fact, the glorious veil of the temple has been […]

304, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Strangest Story of All

“Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. God has raised this Jesus […]

204, 2018

Daily Devotional: See Yourself Correctly

“You who have been borne by Me from birth and have been carried from the womb; even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will bear […]

104, 2018

Daily Devotional: The River That Flows from His Side

Happy Easter! We have a sunrise service happening at 6:30 AM this morning and you are welcome to join us at the Celebration Lakeside Park. We will then have our regularly scheduled services at 8, […]

3103, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Mystery of Jesus

“Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along […]

3003, 2018

Daily Devotional: Servant Heart

“ Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his […]

2903, 2018

A Note From the Pastor: The Cross Was Just the Beginning

The Cross Was Only the Beginning

Human history has been filled with defining moments, but there is no greater historical hinge that has impacted the world like the moment Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross. […]

2903, 2018

Daily Devotional: Silence

“Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” But Jesus remained silent” (Matthew 26:62-63).

How the […]

2803, 2018

Worship Moment of the Week: As One! [1m 30s read time]

In the year 2000, Ridley Scott directed the movie Gladiator. It is an action packed film, with hair-raising moments, that makes you hold your breath when it gets extreme! Today at our staff meeting our […]

2803, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Masterpiece of all Iniquity

“Then they spit in His face and struck Him with their fists. Others slapped Him” (Matthew 26: 67).

Having heard some of the most sublime words ever spoken by Jesus Christ, the highest representatives of the […]

2703, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Kiss

Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested Him” (Matthew 26: 49-50).

There are […]

2603, 2018

Daily Devotional: Gourmet Food

“Search for the LORD and for his strength; continually seek Him.” (1 Chronicles 16:11).

Pastor Ben Patterson confesses to a very foolish succumbing to temptation. After missing lunch one day, he was on his way to […]

2503, 2018

Daily Devotional: God’s Version of You

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).

Whether we are talking about […]

2403, 2018

Daily Devotional: Seeing With the Heart

“Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not […]

2303, 2018

Daily Devotional: An Adventure of Faith

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

There’s more of God to be had and enjoyed!
The […]

2203, 2018

Daily Devotional: Under His Wings

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were […]

2103, 2018

Worship Moment of the Week: Love

To love or not to love, that is the question. We know its nobler to love, but it’s so easy to just not do it. Love has been over sold in our society as an […]

2103, 2018

Daily Devotional: From Action to Passion

“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).

The central word in the story of […]

2003, 2018

Daily Devotional: Going to the End

“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them… We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin […]

1903, 2018

Daily Devotional: God Went All In For Us

“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him” (1Corinthians 2:9).

Our decisions, […]

1803, 2018

Daily Devotional: Forgiveness

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is […]

1703, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Servant’s Goal

“We make it our aim….” It requires a conscious decision and effort to keep our primary goal constantly in front of us. It means holding ourselves to the highest priority year in and year out; […]

1603, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Discipline of Dismay

As they followed they were afraid. —Mark 10:32

At the beginning of our life with Jesus Christ, we were sure we knew all there was to know about following Him. It was a delight to forsake […]

1503, 2018

A Note from the Pastor: The Free Gift

Frederick Buechner, an insightful theologian, provides a description of grace: “After centuries of handling and mishandling, most religious words have become so shopworn nobody’s much interested anymore. Not so with grace.

Grace is something you can […]

1503, 2018

Daily Devotional: Turning

“The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times” (Luke 22:61).

Every person at sometime […]

1403, 2018

Worship Moment of the Week: Honor [1m 15s read time]

This weekend Pastor Bill delivered an incredible message about honor. That how we, as believers, are able to show one another value and that we see them as image-bearers of God by honoring them. Not […]

1403, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Spirit of His Son

“ Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts…” (Galatians 4:6).

The Spirit that dwells in the child of God is the same Spirit that is in Christ Jesus. […]

1303, 2018

Daily Devotional: Prevailing Prayer

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7).

Let us abound in prayer; for nothing under heaven pays like prevailing […]

1203, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Hands of God

“… the God of Israel, who with his hands has fulfilled what he promised” (2 Chronicles 6:4).

There are people afraid to put their spirit and life in the hands of God. Some are scared because […]

1103, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Rock

“… there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God” (1Samuel 2:2).

Jesus Christ is the Rock on which we build if we are Christians; the other man built his house on […]

1003, 2018

Daily Devotional: Expectations

“What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” (Matthew 16:26).

The Biblical word for self-control is “exousia,” which […]

903, 2018

Daily Devotional: The Cords of Love

“From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the […]