Moving Beyond the Manger

Last Sunday our associate pastor, Dr. Pete Belmain, preached from Luke 2. I know you might be thinking, “Ah, another Christmas Story sermon.” While Brother Pete encouraged the family tradition of reading the Christmas Story in Luke 2:1-19, he said he wanted to help us...

Ridiculous Grace

I used to love watching Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone. Serling would begin the episode with, “You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension…” Serling would then introduce the episode. I want us to unlock a door with the key of our...

Becoming What We Behold

This past Sunday Evangelist Ed Lacy preached two sermons that greatly impacted the life of our church. One particular thing he said really stuck with me. Brother Ed said, “We become what we behold.” He was encouraging us to have “a daily, consistent, quality, priority...

Believing vs. Being

If you knew someone was going to betray you, someone very close to you in whom you invested your heart and soul, could you still love them? Could you still love them as Christ commanded and portrayed for us when He washed His Disciples’ feet? Right before he gives an...

Loving Jesus Like I Used To

Some like to call it backsliding. Sometimes it is simply open rebellion. For some, it can be a steady indifference brought on by a weak commitment. Jesus calls it “having fallen.” In the Book of Revelation, Jesus gives His approval to the Ephesian church, a fantastic...