Get Your Hopes Up

Get Your Hopes Up

What comes to mind when I say the word, “HOPE”? Have you ever met a person that was downright delusional in what they wished for and yet they called it hope? Or are you inclined to be like my wife and I, who tend to be afraid of disappointment so can at times forbid...
Living in True Community

Living in True Community

Three years ago I arrived in New Jersey not knowing a single person, not having a home for myself and my children. This was a particularly difficult season in my life, and I was desperate for the Word of God. It was at that point when Acts 2:42 came alive for me....
A Serpent and Santa

A Serpent and Santa

He removed the high places and broke the pillars and cut down the Asherah. And he broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the people of Israel had made offerings to it  (it was called Nehushtan). He trusted in the LORD, the God of...
The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

In the 1800’s the Candy Cane was designed to be a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. According to legend, it was created at a time when Christianity was oppressed in certain areas of Europe. You could not own a Cross or Bible, and there was a ban on public...
Do Not Go It Alone – Matt Forte

Do Not Go It Alone – Matt Forte

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” — Proverbs 27:17 Our couples’ Bible study has been really great this year. We have a lot of men from our team come with their wives each week to better understand the Gospel and more specifically, how it...