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“Glory to God in the highest. . .”
Posted by James Carroll on

“Glory to God in the highest. . .”Most of you remember the story in Luke 2 very well. On the night Jesus was born, there were shepherds out in a nearby field guarding their flocks. An angel appeared to them announcing the birth of the Messiah and Savior. Then immediately, thousands...

Reinvest, Reflect, and Rest
Posted by James Carroll on

On our recent vacation, we went to the beach in the panhandle of Florida for the 13th consecutive year. Through the generosity of some old friends, we returned to a place we know well and have made lasting memories over the years. But in true 2020 fashion, we experienced some...

Clear And Present Danger
Posted by James Carroll on

Some dangers are, as the book and movie title asserts, clear, and present. We can see them coming from a mile away. A hurricane builds for weeks in the ocean, gathering moisture and swirling into a frenzy. The computer models may disagree about the exact point of landfall, but the gulf coast...

Hope Is Here
Posted by James Carroll on

I’m thankful for the reminder and challenge of the Adult Small Group lesson Marshall and Allen wrote for our groups to use on August 30. For many of us, it was a return to a familiar passage without much ‘new material.’ But I pray the review of essential truth and the renewed...

Fall Calendar and Events
Posted by Fran Runner on

We have some GOOD NEWS! Beginning in September, we will re-open our campus to small groups, while still allowing those groups that desire to meet off-campus to continue. What does that look like?  Check it out below! Sunday Morning 8:30-10:00 AM Early Service for vulnerable population...

Reassurance In Every Season
Posted by James Carroll on

God is gracious to refine and shape his children patiently and persistently throughout their lives. He never gives up. Sometimes this work is imperceptible because the changes are so slight, but he never stops working. He continues tilling the soil of the heart, planting fresh seeds of his word...

As We Prepare
Posted by James Carroll on

I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord'.  Psalm 122:1 (ESV) After 10 Sundays of worshipping exclusively via livestream, we’re joyfully anticipating the resumption of our congregational gathering this Sunday. Our staff has worked hard to...

Heed Wisdom's Call
Posted by James Carroll on

The way of wisdom is a path to life. I’ve enjoyed studying Proverbs 1 the past few weeks and I look forward to continuing this study in the months ahead. I’ve been encouraged and convicted by the reminders to hear and heed wisdom’s call. By God’s gracious providence...

Thoughts As We Move Forward
Posted by James Carroll on

As we discussed on the livestream yesterday evening (April 29), the governor announced May 20 as the date he is recommending for churches to resume public worship gatherings. We are all excited to gather again and I wanted to share some immediate wisdom for all of us as we plan and prepare for...

Prayer Vigil
Posted by James Carroll on

“Consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly.” Joel 1:14a This directive from chapter 1 is repeated in chapter 2 as God calls His people to gather for a time of corporate lament, reflection, and pursuit of Him. This moment was to include two key ideas...