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...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for Jun 9

Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, celebrating the coming of Holy Spirit. One of Holy Spirit’s ministries is to help make us holy. We ought to be more holy today than we were yesterday, and Holy Spirit helps us in this growing process. First, the work of Holy Spirit is to...