Thoughts from a Coach

Pastor Kitt Guerrier from Evergreen Lakeville shared on Friday night with a coach’s viewpoint on Joshua 1:8 where it says: This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to meditate on it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.

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Karl Quickert
Seeking God Wholeheartedly

The past two weeks, we’ve been looking at the story of Hezekiah and how he led the people of Judah and Israel to worship God in the midst of adversity, and what we can learn from Hezekiah’s example.

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Karl Quickert
Wonderful Joy

Throughout our lives we are meant to imitate Christ, we are partners with him. He is our perfect example (Ephesians 5:1-2,1 Peter 1:21,1 Peter 4:12). When we get baptized we do it as an outward sign of an inward change, but also to follow Christ’s example. We get excited to follow Christ into his glory and trust in him for our salvation, but are we as eager to join him in his suffering? 

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Ryan Stahl
One Small Thing

Last Friday I shared about how small acts can have a big impact. I shared from a poem called “The Planting of the Apple Tree”, by William Cullen Bryant, which ponders all the benefits that come from the planting of a small apple seed – birds have a place to nest and sing, it’s a shelter from the rain and sun, and of course apples!

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Are we there, yet?

On Friday, we talked about the importance of developing patience in our lives. I used several examples of how we must exhibit patience in various situations. One classic example of when a parent needs to show patience is on a road trip, when a child repeatedly asks, “Are we there yet?”

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Lucas Shogren
Caution ahead ...

On Friday, one aspect of the service message was how the state of our heart has a large part to play in us willingly submitting to the authority of the Bible. Consider what it says in Hebrews 3 about how the state of our heart can ultimately turn us against God.

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Lucas Shogren