A reflection on our current state of affairs by Scott Jepson. The other day as I was preparing to lead Communion in our time together, I was struck by some thoughts. I thought back several years ago to when Kerry and I were members of Life Bible Fellowship and our senior pastor was Ray Schmautz. He taught us that the New Testament can be divided into 3 parts. First, the Gospels; second, the Book of Acts; and third, The Epistles or Letters. He said if an something shows up in only one of the three sections it’s probably special for […]
In 1 Timothy 1:15, Paul says he is the worst of sinners. And it was for him, the worst of sinners, that Christ came into the world. If Christ was willing to come for Paul, who had been dead set on destroying the Church, how abundant is God’s grace to all of us!
Has it been a long time since you dreamed of doing something crazy for God? It is very tempting to fall into the rhythm of our daily lives and allow time to float past us like the current of a stream. God wants to wake us up!
The life God has given you is uniquely yours. All of the struggles and challenges you face are an important part of the power of your unique story. We are all broken.
They say, “It takes a village.” Raising kids is not easy. Add in the influence of social media, smart phones, and video games and you’ve got a recipe for disaster! But take heart, there is help out there. One of the biggest aspects of life missing in the world today is a deep sense of identity. Historically, the people of God, the Jews, have had a deep sense of identity. They know who they are, and they know Who’s they are. It is time for the Church to capture that conviction and begin passing it along to the next generation. […]