Some men complain that they can't stop imagining sexual fantasies. Maybe the problem is they try to stop too soon. I suggest you go ahead and continue imagining. Imagine all those consequences that will come when you start indulging that one brief fantasy. ...Keep Reading
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What do we know? We know that we have each other, a church body that cares for us and misses us. We know that Jesus, the true Son of God, is a light that shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overwhelm us. We know that our God has promised to walk with us through the valley of dark shadows, so we fear no evil. We know that Jesus was raised from the dead, so we have the hope of life eternal....
This world is not what we expect it to be. Sometimes we do everything right, but still get run over. Jesus knew that was coming. He lived a perfect life, and got run over worse than any of us. But that is not the end of the story. He overcame the world. His victory gives us hope. ...
According to Harold Best, God created worshippers. We were created pouring out worship. Each member of the Trinity continually worships the others. God created us in his image. We were created to pour out worship upon the Trinity, but since we are fallen we worship created things rather than the creator....
The last week of March, starting on Palm Sunday, March 25th, and culminating on Easter Sunday, April 1st, is known as ‘Holy Week.’ Some consider this week the most important week in the entire church year. During this week, we follow the timeline of Jesus’ last week before His resurrection. You can read about this ‘final week’ in all four of the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, with each gospel writer giving slightly different perspectives on the events of the week....
Kate Kessler is moving to Uganda on Monday to work with missionaries there. She wanted to share this letter with her church family. ...Keep Reading
Sometimes the people who should love and protect us the most end up hurting us the deepest. In those cases, God gives us church where we can find love and heal. ...Keep Reading
Raul is joining our church staff as our Church Planting apprentice. He plans to plant a church in East Tulsa near 31st and Garnett. ...Keep Reading
Many of us miss Easter. It lies tucked into the busyness of Spring. Missing it could be the worst mistake you ever make. ...Keep Reading
As we approach Good Friday and Easter, I want to remind you that God specializes in bringing light out of darkness. As a matter of fact, “Let there be light” are his first recorded words (Genesis 1:3). If you are in despair, do not be afraid to ask him for that ray of light. We will watch for that light together. ...Keep Reading
The bible teaches us to mourn with those who mourn. The Psalms teach us how to do that. We sow our tears that one day we might reap a harvest of joy. ...Keep Reading
If you do not have a pastor, then you have no one to guide you through the difficult decisions of life. You can only take abstract comments made by pastors who don't know you and do your best to apply them to your situaty...Keep Reading
Let's assume that God is good and still directing what happens to His church. Why then would he allow denominations? Because denominations provide the best way for the church to reach the world. ...Keep Reading
2014 was a year of growth, goodbyes, new ministries, and consistency. God has given us every reason to look forward to next year. ...Keep Reading