Intentional Availability

We all want those people in our lives who will ensure we never walk through dark days alone, but are we that kind of friend to others? Do we provide what we actually expect? To grow deeper relationships takes time and effort. It’s time to go the second mile in intentional availability.

Holiness and Sexual Immorality

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 Main Points The reason holiness is so elusive to us is because we judge it by the world’s standard instead of the Word’s standard. Most of our presumed holiness is based on a comparison to the world rather than an evaluation from the Word. In this life, holiness is a pursuit and not a destination. If

Final Words in 1 Thessalonians

Great day of worship today as we finished up 1 Thessalonians.  Our services were designed around this passage: 1 Thess. 5:23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. 25 Brothers, pray for us. 26 Greet all

Practical Do’s and Don’ts

Great day focusing on some of the final exhortations in 1 Thessalonians! Here’s how the services came together: Victory in Jesus – North Side Worship O Happy Day – Bebe Winans Ministry Highlight – International Bible Study Prayer Time Holy Spirit Living Breath of God – Keith and Kristyn Getty Holy Spirit – Francesca Battistelli Sermon – Practical Do’s and

Children of Light

Great day!  Labor Day weekend saw us have two great crowds of eager worshipers and many first-time guests. Our time together focused on 1 Thess. 5:4-11: 4 But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. 5 For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. 6 So then let

The Day of the Lord

Powerful day of worship as we anticipated the Day of the Lord! Today, we focused on this passage: 5:1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,”

Good Grief

I had the privilege of worship with North Side at 9:30 and preaching at First Mount Moriah at 11:00!  Great to be able to celebrate what God is doing in both congregations. At Mt. Moriah, they had a Family Day and I got the honor to preach from Joshua 24.  Love Pastor Bryant Sims and Youth Pastor Zack Little and

A Pastor’s Prayer

Today was a day we had been working towards and praying about for months!  So glad to finally gather and share it with our church. Here’s how it all came together: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name Family Ministry Presentation Offering Oh, the Deep Deep Love What a Savior Sermon Have Thine Own Way The worship team led so

A Pastor’s Heart

I was so eager to worship with our church family today.  It was a fantastic week of ministry for our family.  Our students had a great experience at X-Fuge on Mission.  Our Ghana team was back in the house.  Lots of new faces.  It was such a special time to focus on 1 Thess. 3:1-10. Here’s the service flow: Amazed

The Ministry of the Word

Incredible day of being the church.  Loved meeting so many new guests today – can’t wait to see all that God is up to! Today we focused on 1 Thess. 2:13-20: 13 For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the