I think pretty much everyone I know has that one closet or drawer that no one, and I mean no one, ventures into, right? All the junk collects in those dark hidey holes and we feel like we would curl up and die if anyone saw into the depths of those places. And if we are honest, we have some of those hiding places in our hearts. King David in the Bible was referred to as “a man after God’s own heart”, yet even he had some dark places that hid some truly dreadful things. The book of Psalms records one of the most dangerous prayers that anyone can pray penned by David. He knew he had bad stuff in his heart that needed to go, so he prayed that God would search his heart. Scary though it might be, if we want to go further in God we, like David, must utter that prayer as well. Pastor Caleb talked about this dangerous kind of praying and the results of praying this prayer in Sunday’s message. Click on the arrow to listen to Sunday’s message.
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Imagine you were watching your favorite news broadcast when one of those “Breaking News” banners scrolled along the bottom announcing “90 year old woman gives birth to healthy baby boy fathered by 100 year old man”. You would more than likely roll your eyes and be more than a little skeptical. That sounds more like an article in one of those sensationalist magazines that line the checkout counters than something that might actually have happened. But wait! If you know your Bible you know that that is exactly what happened to Sarah and Abraham. In the well known Genesis account of Issac’s birth we read the impossible coming to pass just as God said that it would. Jesus told His disciples – and us – that what is impossible for man is possible with God (Matthew 19:20, Mark 10:27, Luke 18:27). Click on the arrow below to listen to Pastor Marlan’s Sunday message about listening to God and doing the impossible.
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C.S. Lewis once said “Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive” Have there ever been times that you just have not wanted to forgive someone for something that they did to hurt you? If you’re finding yourself struggling in your Christian walk, victory can be attained through the act of forgiveness. Click on the arrow below to listen to Sunday’s message from Pastor Marlan and find out more about this essential part of our walk of faith.
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The Superman comic character was created around 1933. The mission of this Superhero was to protect humankind and save the world from evil. He was faster than a speeding bullet and could leap over tall buildings in a single bound. He was invincible – except for one thing: Kryptonite. A little piece of rock from Superman’s home planet could render him as weak and powerless as any mortal man. Aren’t we the same way? None of us are strong all of the time. We all have our proverbial Achilles heel, the Kryptonite that turns us into weak and ineffective Christians. So what’s your Kryptonite? Click on the arrow below and listen to Steve Webb’s message from Sunday morning about how to overcome your Kryptonite.
Bridges can be handy to have when you have a river or a canyon to cross. Examples of the many types of bridges fashioned by humans can be seen pretty much anywhere you go. From the quaint old-fashioned covered wooden bridge to huge multi-lane monstrosities that span vast bodies of water to those terrifying swinging suspension bridges that are held up only by ropes tied to either side of the yawning chasms which they span man has made a way for themselves to get around and over obstacles. In today’s message Pastor Marlan talks about another type of bridge, not built by man but by God, to create a passage over the largest gap that ever has or ever will exist – the gap between where we humans are and where God is. Click on the arrow below to find out more about this bridge.