The House Fire

Tom Dekorne Helpless.  Devastated, but alive.  The heat of the flames force him to stay back at a safe distance and watch all of his possessions serve as fuel for this great fire.  With smoke in his eyes, burns on his skin and soot in his hair, he stands on at a safe distance while…

Come Awake!

-Pastor Robbie Cheuvront   This past Sunday, I taught a new song to our congregation. It’s not necessarily a new song, but it was new for us. The song is Matt Maher’s “Christ Is Risen”. If you’re not familiar with it, you can check it out here. Couple that with Sunday’s sermon from the Gospel…

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…

Front and Center

-Pastor Erik Reed Does it matter where you place your preaching podium/lectern when preaching? My thoughts on this have changed over the past several years. When we planted The Journey Church 7 years ago, I did not even use a podium/lectern. I had a stool, with my Bible in hand. I thought I was so…

Restless Soul

-Pastor Robbie Cheuvront If you’re like me, you find yourself restless at times, wondering what are you doing. You think that it just seems like groundhog day over… and over… and over again. And this can be very stressful. It can weigh on you. And you just think, God… is this really what I’m supposed…

Did I Say That?

-Pastor Robbie Cheuvront Some of you may be aware of a quiet little controversy being stirred between mainstream media and the evangelical world. It’s not something new, either. Rather, it’s been going on for quite awhile now. This controversy, of course, is the one surrounding homosexuality. And every now and again, a new chapter arises….

Condemned No More

-Pastor Robbie Cheuvront   Perhaps one of the most comforting scriptures in all of the Bible is Romans 8:1, There is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. But what does “in Christ Jesus” really mean? Pastor Erik’s message this past Sunday centered around this very topic (not necessarily Romans 8:1, but…

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…

Planning to Read the Bible in 2013

-Pastor Erik Reed   The year is coming quickly to an end. 2012 has flown by and a new year awaits us. With a new year comes new opportunities, goal-setting, and a chance to make adjustments to what we have done in the previous year. One of the goals of every Christian should be to…

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…