Category Archives: Sin

The Power of the Light

Mercedes McGee  (Member) The other day we were seeing a patient who was claustrophobic in our surgery room; the room can seem very dark since we never open the blinds, due to privacy issues. But on this particular day the patient insisted on having the blinds opened, so the other assistant opened them. I remember…

Reality, Depravity, & Ducks

-Pastor Robbie Cheuvront I hate reality TV. I’m not just saying that either. I think it’s perhaps the some of the most deprave, senseless, waste of human life ever to be imagined. I must clarify this, however. I’m not talking about reality TV in the sense of a game show, like “The Amazing Race”, or…

The Will to Go, the Will to Send

-Tom Dekorne, Elder The throne room was quiet with contemplation – the silence was draped with a solemn tone as the throne guards watched the king and prince quietly discuss the growing distress just outside the palace gate. Long ago, the once majestic & perfect kingdom was a masterpiece of order & justice, reflecting the…

How Does God Feel When I Sin?

-Pastor Erik Reed Have you ever thought about this question? What is God’s emotional response and feeling when we sin? I was reading a book (who”s content is completely unrelated to this post) that sparked this question in my mind. The following are my reflections about this question. I believe our typical thought on how…

Lamenting Evil

-Pastor Robbie Cheuvront The events of this past week have left the entire country with heartbreak and sorrow. And if you are a parent, then the weight of what has happened sits even heavier on you. I can’t even imagine the loss and hurt the parents of the children in Newtown are experiencing. As a…

Silent No Longer (Part II)

-Pastor Erik Reed In the last blog post on this subject, I wrote about my growing conviction to a voice for the unborn. I outlined how I believe that the history books will show that Christians were too silent on this issue. In this post, which will not be lengthy, I want to propose a…

In Light of the 2012 Election

  -Pastor Robbie Cheuvront Every election cycle, around this time in the campaign, our thoughts and conversations become consumed with what the political outcome is going to be.  And rightly so. It is our civic duty to engage in the election process and duly elect our leaders. More specifically, our Chief Executive. We Americans are…

Children of Adam, Declared Innocent by Christ

-Pastor Erik Reed   In my previous post, I discussed our guilt from birth in Adam. All of humanity are branches that stem from the root of Adam. If anyone is to ever be made right before God and have their guilt removed, they must be cut and grafted to a new tree, with a…

Children of Adam, Guilty by Birth

-Pastor Erik Reed   It does not take being an expert in trees to know that if the root system of a tree is diseased, it will affect the entire tree, including the branches. For example, if an apple tree is failing to produce apples or the apples produced are rotten, the solution is not…

People Problems

-Justin Long, Elder at M.J. Campus   Do you often feel like you are surrounded by people who just don’t get it? Do you feel as if people are consistently getting in your way and frustrating your plans, as if life would be much simpler without all of these hindrances? Are you regularly annoyed with…