a word from the pastor

“With All Your Mind"

The well-known British theologian John Stott once told a story of two women talking. One asked the other why she seemed so anxious. “I am worried,” replied her friend. “I keep thinking about the world situation.” The other woman advised, “You should stop thinking and take things more philosophica...
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Deconstruction vs. Discipleship

“Deconstruction” has become a prevalent word in evangelical circles. As of February, there were almost 300,000 Instagram posts with the hashtag “#deconstruction”—many of them referring to the Christian faith. However, the term “deconstruction” has such a wide range of meanings, it must be underst...
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Taking Up Space

In Luke 13, Jesus told a parable about a fig tree that had failed to produce any fruit. The owner instructed his keeper of the grounds to cut it down. The keeper suggested giving it one more year, and that he would dig around and fertilize the fig tree. If it remained fruitless after a year, then...
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The Obstacles and Benefits of Accountability

Accountability is one of those things that reveals the truth of Jesus’ words, “The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” We know in our hearts that the discipline of making ourselves accountable to another person is a good thing, but the flesh is reluctant to submit. Thus, when it comes to ac...
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Discipleship: The Distinctive Christian Identity

Have you ever considered how much non-Christian activity goes on in the name of Christianity? For example, go to the YMCA (Young Men’s “Christian” Association) website and try to find anything pertaining to Jesus’ gospel. There are even cults that operate under the Christian label. Furthermore, c...
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