From the Pastor's Desk

Our Joyful Pilgrimage

  • Posted on: 22 July 2018
  • By: Chris Strevel

Our Lord Jesus Christ is a wise builder of his church across generations and centuries. Each age has its own challenges, battles to fight, and truths to defend. He is forming his body the church over all the years until his return; no single age manifests the fullness of his life and grace. Each believer has his particular gifts, a measure of grace allotted to him, and a particular place in which to stand and serve the Lord (1 Cor. 7:17; 12:4-6), and the same is true of the church collectively. The church does not reach her perfection until the end.

Be Careful with the Past

  • Posted on: 18 March 2018
  • By: Chris Strevel

        The faith of our fathers is a precious legacy. To know the origin of one’s people, their lives and deeds, and their faith is a rare gift and a solemn responsibility. Past generations were more concerned with honoring their fathers than we are. They appreciated God’s progressive working through generations. They thought more in terms of covenant – faith in Christ, loving obedience to him, and eventual blessing.