From the Pastor's Desk

Yielded to Jesus

  • Posted on: 1 January 2017
  • By: Chris Strevel

The secret of happiness is to be yielded to Jesus Christ. The happiness he gives is not having everything go as we wish. If we seriously endeavor to yield to Christ, life may become more difficult in the short term. It is no small matter to invite him into your life, to ask him to take control of your life. He will push on areas you prefer he left alone. He will expose idols that are difficult to forsake. The happiness he gives, however, is worth the struggle: his help, God’s favor, seeing and embracing the glorious eternal in the challenging temporal.

Good Government Impossible Apart from the Christian Religion

  • Posted on: 30 October 2016
  • By: Chris Strevel


            As voting season is upon us, we must study the Scriptures. Theological errors more than anything else explain our present situation. Indeed, they explain the situation we have been in since 1789, when the foundations were laid to replace our national God and covenants with a theory of government that owes more to Locke than to Moses. This has been the cancer eating away at our national heart for over two centuries. If we submit to what God says about kings and kingdoms, our responsibility will become clear.