Daily Devotion: Overcome Distractions

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you” (Matthew 6:6).

Among the enemies to devotion, none is so harmful as distractions. Whatever excites the curiosity, scatters the thoughts, disquiets the heart, absorbs […]

A Note from the Pastor: Thanksgiving Holiday or Holy Day?

We Americans will consume around 45 million turkeys over Thanksgiving, eating 525 million pounds of turkey meat. We celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday, but what is your favorite holiday?

According to surveys, Christmas is America’s first choice. Yet, it may surprise you to learn that it was not celebrated until 336 A.D. and did not […]

Daily Devotion: Just Meditate for a Month

“Meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8).

Let the old saints be our example. They came to the Word of God and meditated. They laid the Bible on the old-fashioned, handmade chair, got down on the […]

Worship Moment of the Week: Praise Break

Have you had your praise break today? “What’s a praise break,” you ask? It’s more than a morning devotional and doesn’t qualify as a mid-week or Sunday morning service (all of which are good and a part of our Christian routine). This is a spontaneous moment between you and the Father where you let go […]

Daily Devotion: Power for Prayer and Work

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14: […]

Daily Devotion: Not So with You

“Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave’” (Matthew 20: 25-27).

Christ’s […]

Daily Devotion: The Heart

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart’” (1 Samuel 16:7).

Peter says, “Never shall you wash my feet.” […]

A Note from the Pastor: Father Nash

When Moses held up his hands and the Israelites defeated the Amalekites, he made the headlines. However, as Mark Batterson points out, there is often a footnote behind every headline: the behind-the-scenes prayers that move the hand of God. The true heroes in the Kingdom of God were the guys who held up Moses’ hands […]

Worship Moment of the Week: The New Covenant

When the covenant promises of God collide with our lives everything begins to align. The world looks a little brighter, our breathing feels a little lighter, the word hope becomes a way of life! We believe that through Jesus we can achieve goals and dreams that seemed so far off. It’s the point we step […]

A Note from the Pastor: Prayer is Real

It is incredible when I hear someone say, “Pastor, I’ve been praying for you.” Sometimes it comes from a child, which warms my heart knowing their innocent souls carry serious weight with God. Other times it originates from a senior saint, who brings the maturity of faith backed by decades of walking with the Lord. […]