The beginning of marriage is exciting, but it's also challenging--particularly when you realize your spouse's habits, expectations, and dreams are much different than your own. And when children enter the picture, everything else goes out the window as we just try to get by. But when we clothe ourselves with the character of Jesus, we can learn to navigate difference and conflict so that we're able "to love and to cherish" one another for a lifetime.
Did you know that it is possible to do loving deeds without actually having love? Jonah is a great example of this. Although he (eventually) went to Nineveh, he still harbored ill feelings toward the Ninevites. Unlike Jonah, we can choose "the most excellent way" and can join God in loving all people!


January 17, 2020
"Yes." It's a short, simple word. A word we probaby say many times each day. However, saying "yes" to God is the best decision we can make. In God's Kingdom, even one "yes" can go a long way.

We Are Called

January 3, 2020
God is calling you and me, which is wonderful news! The problem is, we often don't know how to discern God's voice. Thankfully, we can learn how to better hear God's voice through practice, prayer, and community.

Not What I Expected

December 27, 2019
It's the most wonderful time of the year...for some of us. For others, this time of the year can be filled with disappointments and unmet expectations. In Matthew 2, we see that the first Christmas ever did not go how Mary and Joseph had expected. When we, too, find ourselves in difficult, unexpected places in life, we can rest in God's love and find comfort in community.
Aim at joy and you’ll miss it. Joy happens while we are busy serving others, in the quiet of a forest, or in the prayer of thanks for another day of grace from Jesus. In this sermon, Dr. Mark Foster looks at joy as described in the Bible from the prophet Ezra through the words of Jesus and the actions of the early church. If you need joy, this message is for you.
At Christmas, we are all longing for peace, but often find stress instead. Yet, peace is possible! God is One who gives peace to all, and this peace is seen so clearly in Jesus. This Christmas season, may we slow down and receive the peace God freely offers.