Beyond the Bulletin

Only a Holy God

"O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like You, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart." (1 Kings 8:23) The incomparable nature and excellence of God is an ancient refrain in worship. God's people throughout history have been »

To Live Is Christ

Over 700 teens filled into an auditorium to listen to a pastor talk about living for Christ. Camp is an amazing time, and there is no other theme as relevant for the life of a teen than to ask the question, “who are you living for?” For many in the room they had grown up in the church and knew »

We Believe (Apostles' Creed)

Since its earliest days, the church has affirmed some basic truths - the Triune nature of the God-head, Christ's virgin birth, His crucifixion, death and resurrection, the universal Spirit-united church, bodily resurrection, eternal life and so on. In an effort to preserve and teach these foundational truths, our brothers and sisters in the early church compiled the "Apostles' Creed& »

Temptation to Mutiny

On October 12th, Columbus Day, we honor a brave ship captain. Shouldn’t we also celebrate the faith that Columbus’ sailors had in his leadership? By his calculations, their little ships had enough food and water to cross the Atlantic to Asia. He was off by 9000 miles, but fortunately, there were some islands and a couple of continents in »

Principles from the Life of Daniel

Among the heroes of the Old Testament, Daniel stands out as a model for believers in our modern, secular world. Many spiritual principles in the book of Daniel correct a number of errors prevalent today. Principle #1 A life that is pleasing to God consists of obedience, prayer, and cultivating inner qualities of the heart, rather than adherence to traditions »