From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 24

Truth be told, we are all successful at failure. We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God.  In fact, believers have all been redeemed from devastating failure — we are saved, forgiven only by the blood of Jesus and not of our own works lest any should...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 16

I was reading a devotional by John Piper (desiringgod.org) that fits our message for this coming Sunday. If you love God and are called according to his purpose and looking to Christ for hope, then you have a most wonderful promise: Jesus prays for you, and he will...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 13

Today I want to share eight observations I found from Mark Driscoll’s blog about the story of Jesus walking on water as it appears in three of the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, John). Let’s pick up the story where Peter asks Jesus for permission to walk on water! “And...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for June 30

I am blessed to serve a congregation whose leadership understands the value of the gift to a pastor of sabbatical. Sabbatical is common in the seventh year of practice in positions of leadership, most commonly in the fields of Ministry, Education, Law, and Medical...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for June 23

I continue with a discussion of prayer and some of the questions I have received lately. This one is somewhat common: I can’t pray out loud or in public. My first response is praying out loud or in public is not as difficult as you think if you consider it is simply...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for Jun 16

I have been focusing on hinderances to prayer and today I include another question I was asked: Why do I struggle so much to stay focused when I pray? Let’s face it! Many of us struggle to stay focused when we pray. Our culture is busy and there are so many things...