Sabbatical
February 16th, 2024
As members of our faith community, we are blessed to have dedicated staff who tirelessly serve, nurture, and guide us on our spiritual journeys. I for one, am super thankful that I get to devote all my attention to serving in the local church and that I am privileged not having to pastor bi-vocationally like so many do.  From a first hand perspective I got to see the impact of burnout and the prob...
Tricky Questions on End Times
February 16th, 2024
I recently had a dialogue with a friend, and he asked me my thoughts on 2 Thessalonians 2. We obviously had differing opinions on the rapture and who the restrainer was in this passage.  I thought I'd share the compilation of my research. I am thankful for website like www.gotquestions.org that is such a great resource that I borrowed heavily from.  But remember, these things are open handed, albe...
Tricky Questions: Once saved, always saved?
February 2nd, 2024
As a church, we do not see justification in scripture that someone can "lose" their salvation. For one reason, it would be terrible for the anxiety constantly wondering if you have lost your salvation.  I had a friend that was constantly in that boat.  He felt that he was saved by grace, but maintained by works. Wrong.  It is a grace that comes through a covenant with God that we are maintained.  ...
End of Feast of Tabernacles
October 5th, 2023
We are at the end of the weeklong feast of Tabernacles.  I had a cool experience last Friday night. We celebrated a Feast of Tabernacles Shabbat at a home of a friend with a dozen people.  It was really great as we remember that God tabernacled amongst us and one day, He will rule and reign on this earth during the Millenium kingdom.  The Essence of SukkotSukkot, also known as the Feast of Taberna...