Phillippians 3:10 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
The Trinity is an accepted and integral part of the Christian faith. While not mentioned by name, it is supported and pointed to throughout scripture. Beyond that, the Trinity brings distinct benefits for the believer. John 16:12-15 ‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.When the Spirit of [...]
Can you prepare yourself to experience God? Should you prepare yourself to experience God? How do you prepare yourself to experience God? Exodus 19:10-11 10 And the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes 11 and be ready by the third day, because on that [...]
The experience of Pentecost shows the church receiving some things at its birth that it continues to need today. The Holy Spirit gives the church power, unity and eloquence. Despite its imperfections, the church can claim those things now as well. Acts 2:1-21 The Coming of the Holy Spirit When the day of Pentecost had [...]
The first-century faithful were diverse religiously, ethnically and culturally, but they found unity believing in a suffering Messiah through whom God dwelt in their midst, who on their behalf brought that suffering home to God. Our unity is also found in the suffering Messiah, whom we share with all branches of our faith. John 17:20-26
No one can love us like our mothers. Proverbs 31:29 Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.
As Jesus prepares his disciples for his death and resurrection, his glorification, he gives them a new commandment: to love one another as he loved them. This new commandment should be the normal mark of every Christian today. John 13:31-35 The New Commandment When he had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of [...]
The Body of Christ is made up of everyone who has faith in Jesus. Unity and Diversity in the Body 12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[a] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave [...]
7-time Dove award nominee Shaun Groves was our special musician and speaker last Sunday at the traditional service and the Connection. We invite you to listen to his message about Compassion International, and also enjoy some very special music.
In the love of Christ, we are never alone. John 10:22-30 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you [...]