One of the lessons I am trying to learn in parenting is to try and empathize more with my daughters when they are deeply distraught about something that I canâ€™t quite understand. Itâ€™s tempting for me to think when the lost blankie canâ€™t be found before bed or when the doll that they love was forgotten at a friends house that they just need to calm dow...Keep Reading
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At the heart of the gospel and the Christian life is the person and work of Jesus. If Jesus is most excellent and above all and if Jesus is worthy of all the praise of the universe, then it would follow that for our thinking to be what Paul is calling for in Philippians 4:8, â€œIf there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praiseâ€ then it must find itâ€™s source in Christ. If we want to change the way we act, we must change the way we think and the way to change how we think is to understand right doctrine that is founded upon Jesus. He is the cornerstone....
Dr. Josh Moody, Sr. Pastor at College Church in Wheaton, joined us on Sunday morning, October 14. He preached from Galatians 2:11-14 "How One Long Word Can Make a Big Difference to Your Life." Dr. Moody wrote an article on justification that has been posted on Christianity Today Online. Since we have been going through our doctrinal statement as a church, and Dr. Moody will be touching on justification this Sunday, it would be a helpful article for you to check out....
History shows us that no army will get far without supply lines that link them to more materials, ammunition, and fuel for the battle. I feel the same way if weâ€™re going on a camping tripâ€” weâ€™re only staying as long as we have good food and dry clothesâ€” after that, Iâ€™m outâ€”which means we donâ€™t typically camp! ...Keep Reading
No one has to twist our arms to speak about things that we valueâ€“â€“we easily speak of that which we love. Just ask someone why they bought the car they just bought. Or where they found a deal on something they were looking for. Or their favorite sports team....Keep Reading
Looking around at the people surrounding me singing and swaying to the worship music, I felt like a complete failure. I felt that I must be missing something because I didnâ€™t feel what they seemed to feel as people closed their eyes and raised their hands. I expected that they felt some great surge of energy or force that you are supposed to experience when you si...Keep Reading
Love has a limit, at least that is, if you are the NECCO candy company. Each year they make 8 billion of the small,chalky candy hearts to be sold on Valentineâ€™s day. Each message of love can only contain a two line, 8 character message of affection for your sweetie. Over the years the messages and length have undergone quite a changeâ€”consider the piece of...Keep Reading
Doug O'Donnell defines the fear of the Lord in his new book, "The Beginning and End of Wisdom." ...Keep Reading
Fifteen ways for someone heading off to college to remember about glorifying God in your studies....Keep Reading
So you went on a short term mission trip this summer and you are getting ready to come home (or you just returned home). Here are ten things to remember about the gospel, missions and humility as you process through your trip....Keep Reading
Why is it important to know that we are made in the image of God? The incarnation hangs on it....Keep Reading
This Sunday we will be focusing on parables about the Kingdom of God from Mark 4:21-34. Here is a great quote about the kingdom of God from John Frame....Keep Reading