From the Pastor's Desk

As Christ Loved the Church

  • Posted on: 25 October 2020
  • By: Chris Strevel

It may seem like a strange time to consider a husband’s love for his wife, but I wonder how many rioters, power-hungry politicians, and liberty-forsaking citizens grew up seeing the love of Christ lived out by their fathers? How many frustrated men and women in the church grew up witnessing Christ’s beautiful, transforming love in their fathers so that they were attracted to the old paths of Christian truth rather than the new ones of revolution? Disengaged husbands, abusive husbands, or sentimental husbands eventually create societal chaos.

The Way We Come to God

  • Posted on: 18 October 2020
  • By: Chris Strevel

It is impossible to exaggerate how necessary prayer is. That so many talk about prayer, gather for prayer, and are helped by God through prayer reveal this to be beyond controversy. The clearer we understand and appropriate to ourselves the saving work of Jesus Christ, the more we pray and desire to pray rightly. He lived by praying (Matt. 26:39; Luke 3:21; 5:16; 6:12; 9:18, 29; 11:1; 22:32; Heb. 5:7-8), and the Spirit forms Christ in us. It is one central reason he died and rose again – to reconcile us to God so that we come boldly before the throne of grace.