November 2018

Approaching God

God’s communication with Moses did not end with the ten commandments. He gave many guidelines about worship, personal interaction and responsibility. Meanwhile the Israelites were breaking the commandments they were about to receive.  


Our nation sets aside this time each year to be thankful. As Christians we have plenty to be thankful for every day. In Colossians 3 we learn that thankfulness starts with where our mind is set.  

God’s Guardrails

Guardrails serve to keep us on the right path and help us avoid danger. In Exodus 20, God provides the ten commandments as guardrails to help His people understand how to relate to Him and to each other.  


Our Fruit of the Spirit series concludes this week with one that many of us struggle with from time to time: self-control. This list in Galatians 5:22-23 begins with a foundation of love and ends with self-control. It seems that both of these flow throughout all the work of the Spirit in the life of […]

What God Has Done

Sometimes it takes someone from the outside looking in to help us see things that should be obvious. Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, provides that perspective this week in Exodus 18. He clarifies that Moses is trying to do too much, and the central character in this story is God.      


As our nation recognizes veterans this weekend, we are reminded of the importance of commitment. We are committed to many things in life, but what is our commitment level when it comes to our walk with Christ?  


In our culture gentleness is usually equated with weakness. In scripture we see it mentioned often in the context of strength. Jesus is our example of gentleness and strength. Can we be gentle like Him?  

October 2018

God Cares

God’s concern for the Israelites continues after choosing Moses, showing His power in the plagues, freeing them from slavery and guiding them from danger through the Red Sea. He continues to care for their needs along their journey. God cares for each of us, even when we don’t see Him clearly.  


Faithfulness is a major theme throughout the Bible. We see example after example of God’s faithfulness and the importance of our own. Walking by faith will carry us through difficult times as God remains faithful to us.  

God With Us

Our Exodus series resumes this week as the Israelites are freed and heading toward the Red Sea. Throughout the journey, God cares for them and reminds them of His presence.