Story of Two Jeremiahs

In the early 70’s Warner Brothers released a movie entitled Jeremiah Johnson starring Robert Redford.  Redford’s character, Jeremiah, left civilization behind to become a mountain man.  It’s an intriguing movie filled with the challenges of living an isolated life. There is another Jeremiah in the Bible who wanted to do much the same thing, except he wanted to run off …

Two Kinds of Fellowship

What do you think of when you hear the word “fellowship“?  I did a google search for a definition of fellowship and it said, “a friendly association with others based upon common interests”.  That’s a pretty good definition and something we all need–friendly associations with others. However, the Bible gives fellowship a much deeper meaning.  In scripture, to fellowship is …

Back in the Groove

We are still in the early part of August, but in the region where I live school is starting back next week concluding the summer break.  Many people’s vacations are now over and they are transitioning out of the pattern of summer activities. So folks are getting ‘back in the groove’; that is back into an established pattern that is …

No Man is an Island

About 400 years ago a famous poet by the name of John Donne wrote a poem entitled “No Man Is An Island“.  The main thought of the poem is that all of humanity is connected, each person a part of the greater whole. Although Donne engaged in a wayward lifestyle in his youth, in his latter years he became a …

Bulletproof

I have friends in the military and in law enforcement who wear bulletproof vests when on assignment.  Obviously the purpose of the vest is to keep them safe in the midst of the battle. God desires to keep you and me safe in the midst of our battles, too.  For instance God promises in First John 5:18 “…but he who …

Fellowship With the Father

First John 1:3 tells us that we may have fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus. That word ‘fellowship’ means at its root ‘to share’. So John tells us simply that we can share our lives with God and that God will share His life with us through His Son. John is known as the Apostle of Love …

New Things

Do you like new things? Most of us do. New cars, new outfits, new houses, new friends can all be very exciting. Did you know that God likes new things, too? His new things involve us. As a matter of fact scripture says repeatedly that God would like to do new things in us. He desires to restore and refresh …

Happy Birthday America!

On July 4th, 1776 the founding fathers put forth the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a brand new nation.  With this one remarkable act our nation’s leaders severed ties with Britain and set the United States of America on a remarkable course of history. History is His Story: God’s story unfolding across time.  Those first leaders of our …

Doc Shell

Join us on Sunday, June 25th, as we welcome Pastor Doc Shell and his wife, June. Pastor Doc will be ministering at both 9 and 11AM services. Pastor Doc ministers out of the love for the Lord Jesus Christ and compassion for His people, sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit, and to the needs of those to whom …