Pastor Joe's Blog

  • When one man is willing to lay down his life for another, it demonstrates what sacrificial love looks like.   With that thought in mind, it is good for us to also remember that God the Father sacrificed His only Son.  It is Christ's sacrifice and shed blood that also gives us freedom.  Freedom from sin, freedom from the judgment of God and freedom to know God and have eternal life.  God is a sacrificing loving God.

  • As we now head into our third month of this COVID crisis, how we as a church respond to God's word to submit to governing authorities becomes a great test to our faith.   What we have decided to do as a church is to begin with a series of four outdoor services in June, while maintaining CDC guidelines. 

  • When we look to our politicians and health professionals, we recognize their limitations.  When we look to our economy, despair seems like a right response.  When we look to our fellow man as our salvation, we are rightly alarmed.    King David, who on many accounts faced insurmountable odds gave us an answer, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."  (Ps 18:2)