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God so Loved

What did God give? Nothing less than His Son. This is the love of God, that He gives us Someone–a living person–not something or another blessing, but Him who is all life and blessing.

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in […]

How We Value Team

By Duane Kobayashi

In concept, “team” is an easily accepted notion. Its importance is pushed within the workplace, sporting arena, and church. In any of these contexts, team is discussed, analyzed, preached, and ultimately built to achieve the expected and desired benefits. Effort expended in building a team is never […]

The Kingdom of God Within

We hear the term, “The Kingdom of God” so often, so let’s look a little deeper at what the Kingdom of God is about.

If the gospel becomes a message of salvation that offers escape from hell and eternal life in heaven only, it is an inadequate message when compared to […]

Touching Hearts – Changing Lives

“In every action, we take we are doing one of two things: we are either…contributing to the broken condition of the world or participating with God in transforming the world to reflect His righteousness. We are either advancing the rule of Satan or establishing the reign of God” (from How Now Shall We […]

Order of the Day

Isn’t order wonderful? As parents we create order. We love our children and the life that rises from their spontaneity, and yet we desire those lives to exhibit ordered restraint. How manageable would life be if things were always in place or events happened as we believe they should? Unfortunately, life is not […]

Living in the Presence of God

The Presence of God is one of deep intimacy with our Father. It is that place of knowing Him and being fully known by Him. It is that place of righteousness – where we know deeply, not just academically, that through Jesus, we are truly right with God. There is nothing separating us. […]

Prayer and God’s Glory

Patsy Taylor who is a dear lady at our church, brought this word a few weeks back. We really felt this was a word in season.

“I have recently been challenged about my prayer life, especially about the motives behind my prayers – “why” I’m asking God for certain things.

Take our […]

May His Glory Come Down

…and My glory I will not give to another nor my praise to carved idols. Isaiah 42:8b

We often hear about the ‘Glory of God’, so let us take a moment to consider what the glory of God is.  As it is the Glory of God, it is something only God […]

The River of God

After leading a church for many years, Ken and I felt that God was calling us into a new season. God’s will and ways are always perfect, but even in the midst of an incredible journey we can go through tough times. It did not feel like “rivers of living water” were flowing at […]