Pastor Joe's Blog

  • Every person comes into this world thirsty, hungry and needy.  That is our disposition because we are sinnners, born separated from God, and in need of new life.  But now through Jesus a miracle happens.  In Christ, our sins are not only forgiven and covered through His shed blood, but now through Him we receive new life and through His Spirit we become full and then can help others find fullness.

  • The justice of God, like an immovable mountain, tells us that all sin and evil must be judged.  If we are honest with ourselves, we understand that our thoughts, attitudes and actions condemn us and we must stand in judgment.  And yet this is where the gospel is so powerful.

  • When Jesus went to the cross, He suffered fully for us, as God and Man.  In Mark 15:23 we read just one way Christ did that.  Moments before the Roman soldiers drove the nails into Jesus... we read that "they offered Him wine mixed with myrrh, but Jesus did not take it."  Why?