Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, […]
The Scriptures are full of references to the power and necessity of prayer: Luke 18:1 (NRSV) — 1 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. Luke 21:36 (NRSV) — 36 Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all […]
Like a ship hits the waves head on- so we must directly face the shame in our lives by seeking vulnerability. It’s counter-intuitive isn’t it – but to overcome shame we must embrace it, face it head on, and receive the grace God gives through Jesus in order for us to experience wholeness and peace. […]
To feel shame is a part of our human condition. Jesus not only endured shame- but actually bore our shame and offers us love, grace, peace, and acceptance instead. In this message, learn how one can move from carrying the burden of shame to finding freedom in Christ.
Shame is a common human experience. It’s destructive forces are felt by us all. Shame can alienate us from close relationships with family, friends- even God. Is it possible to loosen shame’s grip on our lives? Shame often bursts through the doors of our soul over matters when we have done nothing wrong and there […]
What does it mean to be made in the image of God? How does this knowledge inform and shape our self image? You are fearfully and wonderfully made and are holy a dearly loved. Re-examine the Genesis story of creation and rediscover your identity as a unique creation of God.
It’s easier to start something well than to finish well- but the really payoff is in finishing strong. Whether it’s your golf swing- or more importantly in relationship or matters of faith, finishing strong is the key to blessing. Journey with Pastor Dwight as he teaches from the Old Testament Kings life lessons that encourage […]
“Good” people suffer. Suffering seems random and capricious. Suffering, loss, and pain are many times hard to figure out and even more difficult to endure. How does our Christian faith give us comfort and assurance during our hardships? Is it possible to experience God in the midst of hurt and pain? Pastor Dwight shares insights […]
Everyday at home or at work we are faced with the option to enter into relationships or business agreements that could either enrich our lives or place us in a position where we might be forced to compromise our Christian values and ethics. When is it better for us to enter into alliances and when […]
Parents today often fall prey to the perfect parent myth- they strive to give their child every possible experience, advantage, and head-start in life. We seek the magic formula that will guarentee that our kids will turn out all right. But the truth is that there are no perfect parents- and no perfect children. What […]