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The Church: A Beautiful Mess – Part 1

The Church: A Beautiful Mess – Part 1

When my kids were little, I remember coming home to a house that was a disaster, with toys and stuff everywhere and my wife was completely worn out. I could tell that it had been one of those days! As I looked at my three kids playing in the midst of the mess, I thought to myself, This is my beautiful…

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Put On The Lord Jesus Christ

Put On The Lord Jesus Christ

Ray Stedman is one of my favorite Bible teachers to read. He is with the Lord now, but his teaching ministry lives on through publications like this one, which ties in nicely to our current study in Colossians. Hope you are blessed! “Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires…

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How We Misunderstand ‘Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin’

How We Misunderstand ‘Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin’

I read a great article in Relevant Magazine today that I thought was well-written and worth sharing on the subject of how we interact with a brother or sister who is in sin. Read it and I would love to hear your comments.  – Pastor Rob How We Misunderstand ‘Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin’ There’s a difference between loving…

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Forgetting Your Past

Forgetting Your Past

“Leave the broken, irreversible past in God’s hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.” – Oswald Chambers One of the saddest things that I witness on a regular basis as a pastor is people whose lives have been crippled by past failures, mistakes, sins, and hurts. I meet people all the time who are unwilling, afraid, or…

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Living With Expectation

Living With Expectation

“Expectations in your life just lead to giant disappointments.”  – Michael Landon I read this quote from the famous actor, Michael Landon, and thought how sad but true! All of us have experienced the disappointment of an unmet expectation. We expect things from our spouse, our children, our pastors, our friends, and from life in general. We expect our coffee at…

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Error

Error

In Chapter 9 of the Book of Joshua, the Gibeonites realize that the hand of God is with the Israelites and that God has given Israel the land of Canaan and the inhabitants of Canaan are doomed to be destroyed. So the Gibeonites send a group of men to represent them, dressed like they have journeyed from a far away…

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