Exclusive Jesus and the Unforgivable Sin

Exclusive Jesus and the Unforgivable Sin

One of the least culturally attractive doctrines of Christianity comes from the mouth of Jesus himself.

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Jesus is claiming that there is only one true way to God. For our culture, this idea smacks of arrogance and ignorance. People have asked me things like, “You’re telling me all the devout people in religion X are going to hell?”

The Final Spiritual Rhythm

The Final Spiritual Rhythm

Tomorrow we finish our series Rhythms. Rhythms has been all about beginning habits in the new year that move you closer to Christ. We’ve covered a lot: Scripture reading, community, generosity, worship, and Sunday we’re adding one more. While I think each one of those rhythms is needed in the Christian life, it can become overwhelming to try and start them all at the same time.

Clive and The Rhythm of Generosity

Clive and The Rhythm of Generosity

Clive didn’t grow up a generous person, but all that changed when he came to follow Christ. As he searched the Scriptures he discovered the beauty of a generous heart. He became abundantly hospitable. While fighting in World War I Clive and his friend Paddie made a promise to each other. If one of them were to die, they would take care of the other’s mother. Paddie was killed in battle…

A New Rhythm this Week: Community

A New Rhythm this Week: Community

Well, it's been a while. We hate we weren't able to have worship last Sunday because of the storm, but we're back this week!

We're right in the middle of our series on spiritual rhythms that have the potential to change your life in 2019. Each sermon stands on its own, so even if you missed a week, you won't have any problem hopping right in on this Sunday. Of course, we keep all our sermons on the website if you'd like to go back and listen.

Rhythms Eat Resolutions

Rhythms Eat Resolutions

I spent Christmas with my family. We shared a house with my brother’s family. It was great to catch up. One of the random conversations we had was about typing speed. I’m convinced that typing as we currently know it will not be a thing in a decade or two. You’ll either dictate everything or use your thumbs on a screen. Keyboards will be special tools used by programers and old people like me. He didn’t agree…

A Grown-Up Christmas

A Grown-Up Christmas

Maybe you've noticed this too?  This time of year you often see people you haven't in a while either by traveling home, or a family picture posted on social media, or an old-fashioned Christmas card. Often times I realize how many years have passed since I last saw family or friends by the size or number of their children…

An Upside-Down Christmas

An Upside-Down Christmas

The first time I ever heard of an upside down Christmas tree was about 10 years ago when my aunt was trying to figure out how to fit more presents under her tree. Those branches become a full stop to presents being stacked, and all the presents spill out onto the floor. And so her idea to get one the hip flipped Christmas trees was purely practical. While flipping a Christmas tree seems so weird today, tradition tells us…

My Child is A Prophet

My Child is A Prophet

In our house, the kid’s rooms are downstairs and everything else is upstairs. This means that if I need to communicate with one of my children while they’re downstairs, I have to actually make the journey. That’s a lot of work. So I have two choices: A) Purchase a cell phone and text them messages like, “It’s time for dinner.” B) Use the resources the Lord has provided and send one of their siblings downstairs to deliver the message. Who am I to question the Lord’s provision? I’m choosing B every time.