Patience in the Waiting
by Pastor Jeff on June 14th, 2024
6/14/2024"The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord."— Lamentations 3:25-26 (NIV)In the heart of the book of Lamentations, amidst sorrow and lament, we find a profound declaration of faith and hope. Lamentations 3:25-26 reminds us that even in the darkest times, God's goodness and faithfulness are present for ...  Read More
Finding Rest to Restore
by Pastor Jeff on June 13th, 2024
6/13/2024"Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, 'Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.' So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place."— Mark 6:31-32 (NIV)In these verses, we find Jesus recognizing the weariness of His disciples. They had been working tirelessly, serving the crowds, ...  Read More
Bearing One Another's Burdens
by Pastor Jeff on June 12th, 2024
6/12/2024"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."— Galatians 6:2 NIVIn our day to day life, the concept of community often gets lost amidst the noise of individual pursuits. We are conditioned to focus on our own goals and challenges, sometimes at the expense of those around us. However, the Bible calls us to a different way of living—a life marked by compa...  Read More
Trust in the Lord Forever
by Pastor Jeff on June 11th, 2024
6/11/2024"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal."— Isaiah 26:4 (NIV)In a world like ours that is constantly changing and full of uncertainty, it can be easy to rely on our own strength and understanding. However, in the book of Isaiah, we find profound encouragement and steadfast assurance in God's eternal nature. Isaiah 26:4 calls us to "Trust in the Lord ...  Read More
Building on the Rock
by Pastor Jeff on June 10th, 2024
6/10/2024"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." — Matthew 7:24 NIVIn life, we are constantly faced with choices and decisions that shape our future. Just as a wise man builds his house on a strong foundation, we are called to build our lives on the solid rock of God's word.In this verse, Jesus concludes His...  Read More
The Gift of the Sabbath
by Pastor Jeff on June 9th, 2024
6/9/2024“Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”— Mark 2:27 (NIV)In Mark 2:27, Jesus addresses the Pharisees' rigid interpretation of the Sabbath, offering a profound and liberating insight. The Pharisees had turned the Sabbath into a burden with their stringent rules and regulations, missing the point of this holy day. Jesus reminds us that the Sabbath was i...  Read More
Finding Rest
by Pastor Jeff on June 8th, 2024
6/8/2024"The Lord replied, 'My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'"— Exodus 33:14 (NIV)In our busy and chaotic world, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. We may feel like we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders, trying to navigate through life's challenges on our own. But in the midst of it all, God offers us a promise of comfort and rest.In this po...  Read More
Finding Peace
by Pastor Jeff on June 7th, 2024
6/7/2024"In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety."- Psalm 4:8 NIVFinding true peace can often seem impossible, especially in the middle of life's chaos and uncertainties, We are frequently overwhelmed by the demands of our daily routines, the anxieties of future uncertainties, and the echoes of past mistakes. Yet, as we reflect on this verse, we are reminde...  Read More
Humbly Walking with God
by Pastor Jeff on June 6th, 2024
6/6/2024"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."- Micah 6:8 NIVThe prophet Micah's message to the people of Israel remains profoundly relevant to us today. In a world where complexities and challenges abound, Micah 6:8 distills God's will for our lives into three clear, actionable directives...  Read More
Emulating Goodness
by Pastor Jeff on June 5th, 2024
6/5/2024"Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God."- 3 John 1:11 NIVIn a world where we are constantly bombarded with images and messages that glorify evil and promote selfishness, it can be easy to give in to temptation and follow the ways of the world. But as followers of Christ, we are call...  Read More
You Are What You Think
by Pastor Jeff on June 4th, 2024
6/4/2024"The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace."- Romans 8:6 NIVIn our daily lives, the battle for our minds is constant. The choices we make, the thoughts we entertain, and the beliefs we hold all shape the direction of our lives. Romans 8:6 presents a powerful contrast between two ways of thinking: one led by the flesh and one led by the S...  Read More
Redemption. Forgiveness. Grace.
by Pastor Jeff on June 3rd, 2024
6/3/2024"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace."— Ephesians 1:7 NIVEphesians 1:7 brings to light the profound reality of our redemption through Christ. This verse encapsulates the heart of the gospel, highlighting three key aspects: redemption, forgiveness, and grace.This incredible gift of redemption that we have receive...  Read More