What do you think of when you see these two words together?—
Was the first thing that leapt to your mind Arnold Schwarzenegger and his many Terminator movies? Or was it a bit more biblical, and maybe visions from the apostle John’s Revelation began playing in the theatre of your imagination: flaming fire, and brimstone, and attacking angels, and a lake of fire, and eternal torment.
I wonder if in all of those reflections of Judgment Day…I wonder if you think of it as good news.
This coming Sunday, we will study Paul’s second letter to his friends in the Greek city of Thessalonica. And our focus will be on chapter one, and Paul’s teaching there on Judgment Day. And I’d like to show you how this teaching is part of the good news of Jesus. So please take the 7 minutes you’ll need to read that letter before coming on Sunday. You could even set aside a half hour and read it a couple of times, and pray over it, and particularly study the first chapter; as well as take advantage of the resources for study at the Bible Project.
Another exciting part of our service this Sunday will be our Covenant Affirmation ceremony. It is a joy-filled moment as people enter into covenant membership as part of our church family, sealing their commitment to the purpose of our church, and the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom through us. We will have 18 people making this covenant, which means over 30 brothers and sisters have joined our church in the first few months of 2019. Praise God!
I’m looking forward to being with y’all this Sunday, as our Father speaks to us through his Word, magnifying his Son, through the illuminating power of the Holy Spirit.
Resources for Your Quarantine
In the sermon this last Sunday, we learned from Paul the importance of making the most of our time, even—especially—in our quarantine (see Ephesians 5:15-20). One of the ideas I gave for how to pursue this was to Learn. Namely, use some of the extra...
COVID-19 Ministry Update / March 16, 2020
As I shared in a video this last Friday, we are all very aware by now of the rapidly dynamic and changing environment we are all...
New Member Covenant Affirmation
Did you miss New Member Covenant Affirmation last weekend? Hear Cory Hollenhorst share his story, and watch it here!
2019 Year-End Ministry Update
As 2019 comes to a close, we encourage you to take two minutes and forty-five seconds of your time to watch this year-end ministry update from Pastor Matthew.
Baptism - December 8, 2019
BAPTISM is both a symbol and a testimony — a public celebration of a believer's decision to follow Christ. We did just that last weekend, we celebrated!
Join Us This Giving Tuesday!
GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 as the world’s largest giving movement.