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Philippians 4:13 in Its Context

When you think of Thanksgiving, what do you think of? Outside of food and pilgrims, I suspect that two of the most common associations with Thanksgiving are football and shopping. Football because (to the excitement of some and the chagrin of others!) it is on TV all day, and shopping because...

Overcomers

 A little over a year ago, Darcy Krygsheld had a vision of what is now a ministry at Faith Church known as Overcomers Ministry.  Led by a team of four, the passion behind this ministry is for individuals who are in treatment of serious illnesses and his/her caretaker(s) to come...

Jeremiah 29:11 in Its Context

In my experience, Jeremiah 29:11 is one of the most cited and quoted Bible verses among Christians. The reference alone might cause the words to enter into your mind, but in case you are not familiar with it, here it is in the English Standard Version (ESV) translation: “For I know the...

Names Give Meaning

Eiffel Tower, iPhone, Home, Google, Pizza, Rain and Bible.  Names--everything has a name. Names give meaning to a person, place, or thing and can elicit emotion and memories.  Some names are common place and known by all; others can be insider names that create a sense of obscurity, a...

Matthew 18:20 In Its Context

In honor of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses and his overarching emphasis on the need to go back to the Bible to make sure we understand it rightly, I thought I would take the last few posts of 2017 (I’ll start looking at the Canons of Dort in 2018)...

Behold the Wonder 2017

Faith Church values the arts because they afford us range of expression and emotion.  More than any other time, the Christmas season is immersed in art, lending itself to abundant sights and sounds that resonate deep and stir us from within.  Thus, Behold the Wonder, a venue showcasing...

Thinking About the 95 Theses

As the last few blog posts have noted, this year is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, the work that in many ways sparked the movement we know as the Reformation. Today is the actual anniversary week of the publication of the Theses, as it happened on October 31, 1517, on...

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