Is Salvation By Faith or Works?

We believe that salvation is a gift from God, completely and wholly.  Salvation is a process that happens by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.  The Bible tells us that our righteousness (or right living) is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). Even the person who lives their entire life perfectly means nothing to Christ.  So it is completely by grace and not works that we are saved (Ephesians 2:8).  By the same token, if we are saved our lives should show it.  Read the rest of this entry

I Beleive In Evolution

I have a confession.  I believe in evolution.  We evolve.  Not as a race but in life in general.  I do not believe I came from a protein that was able to form on the back of a crystal.  I did not used to swing from trees.  My great, great, great grandfather never had a tail or lived in the oceans.  Yet we have evolved.  Evolution is defined as, “A process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage; especially a more advanced or mature stage.” Read the rest of this entry

A Habit of Prayer

We, by design, are creatures of habit.  There is a specific routine that we follow every morning.  We reach out automatically to turn on a light.  We do not think about where the light switch is, we just reach out to where we know it is.  It has been proven that it takes about 21 days to form a habit in your life.  When you move into a new house after 21 days you automatically reach for the light switch without thinking about where it is at.  Before then you rummage around in the dark until you find it. Read the rest of this entry

Let Winter Pass

           Thanksgiving is now a few days behind us and Christmas is approaching fast.  We are headed into the dead of winter.  Winter is often associated with a time of dormancy.  The bears are hibernating, the trees lose their leaves, the ground lays inactive waiting for the cold to pass.  The same concept applies in our lives.  There is a time in our lives that we know as winter.  Its those times when nothing seems to have any life.  The world around us is cold. Read the rest of this entry

His Truth Is Marching On

I have been blessed to be raised in the church.  Even in my short, young 33 years I have seen a lot of Apostolic heritage.  We are blessed to be a part of such a great church.  Many men have sacrificed their lives to bring us this gospel.  Whether by physically laying down their lives or by sacrificing their own wants and desires to carry out the great commission. Read the rest of this entry

Change Is In The Air

Fall is in the air.  The sun is setting earlier each day.  The temperatures are dropping.  We are seeing rain again. What does this all mean?  Yes college football began this weekend but that is not what I was getting at. Read the rest of this entry