Following Jesus & Forsaking His Church?

"I love Jesus, but I have decided that the church thing is not for me." This is a direct quote from a thirty year old man with a wife and...

3 Reminders After A Wild Summer!

Summer 2015 is officially winding down this weekend and it has been a doozy if you are a Bible believing Christian! The US strikes a...

Will God Give Me More Than I Can Bear?

Recently, I was reading an article that used an ancient metaphor of a man that asked God to make him stronger in order to be more useful....

Don't Ring The Bell!

"Agony, torture, psychological abuse, mentally stressful, complete exhaustion, physically excruciating, and cruel and unusual punishment"...

3 Thoughts About Christians and Politics

Last night, millions of Americans were glued to their flat screen televisions as the opening debate took place between the GOP candidates...

Why Connection Points?

In February of this year, our church family moved away from a traditional church service schedule and service times. Our reason for doing...

Short Term Mission Trips

This morning, we sent a group of eleven people to spend a week with one of our church planting missionaries in the Pinecrest Missions...

Passing Through The Pits

In his book "You'll Get Through This", Max Lucado makes this powerful statement: "Pits have no easy exits." Discouragement, depression,...

Complete In Thee

I was privileged to preach a youth camp a few weeks back in Washington State with a great group of friends and pastors. During one of the...

Celebrating Jesus in Psalm 23!

Naming babies has become a science it seems these days! I have had the privilege as a pastor to visit many new babies and mothers in the...

The Right Hand or the Left Hand

There I was in Knoxville, TN on a cold and snowy Saturday all alone at the job site. My boss had asked me to meet him at 6:30 a.m. and...

Grapes, Giants, Grasshoppers, & God!

I have been reading through Numbers recently in my own personal Bible Study. I always have enjoyed the story of Moses sending the 12...

Before You Say "I Do"

"Pastor, I love him and he used to love me!" "I don't know what happened, everything was going great but now all of the sudden he is...

The Heart is the Heart of the Matter

Everyone has been effected by heart disease. Personally, a friend, family member, or colleague that has suffered with the symptoms of...

Doing and Knowing God's Will

One Sunday Evening following church services, we had a young adults fellowship with all of the single adults at church. We discussed the...