As we look towards re-opening Knox County, Bill encourages us to pursue faith, love, kindness, gentleness, and peace with one another in the midst of many opinions. ...Keep Reading
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We have a loving, accepting, powerful, sovereign, good, holy, and faithful Friend at all times and in every circumstance. Regardless of where we’re at, we can go to Him and find help and grace in our time of need. We have a refuge from the storm. He will comfort us in our affliction and discipline us in our sin. He will restore us when we are weary. He will never forsake us. Jesus has already given His life for us, so we know He is willing to give us everything else we need....
Stand in awe of God’s great love for you! He set His love on you before the world was formed. He loved you when you were unlovely. He sent His one and only precious Son to rescue you. He gave you new life so that you could respond to Him and enjoy eternal fellowship with Him. It just doesn’t get any better than that. ...
At the root of discontentment is a questioning of God’s goodness, wisdom, love, and justice. In this devotion, Kevin helps us get to the source of our discontentment and shows us from Philippians 4 that when we are enjoying God, we can be happy with very little because we have Him. ...
Our Children's Ministry lesson for this week is about Jacob and Esau and an opportunity to learn more about God's sovereign right to choose to lavish His mercy where He chooses. For older kids, our series on prayer focuses on how we should pray according to God's Word. We also link some helpful videos and even a worship night for kids this Thursday night. ...Keep Reading
What if I told you that you could be completely forgiven of all your sins? I mean really forgiven of all your sins? Well, that is the glory of the type of forgiveness we have in Christ Jesus. This type of forgiveness, this type of grace is transformative. It changes us. ...Keep Reading
In Psalm 18, David faced frightening enemies, committed to his destruction. He did many things to evade capture and to preserve the lives of those with him. He took action. However, to what or to whom does he attribute his deliverance? What brought about his rescue? Answer: God delivered David in response to prayer. David’s prayers got a lot done. Prayer was practical...Keep Reading
From Bill's man-cave, he encourages us with how important our unity is as the body of Christ. He encourages us to persevere and to look forward to that day we will be united and get to enjoy communion together....Keep Reading
What on earth is “stir crazy”? In children, it typically expresses itself in incessant requests to do things they have been told aren’t allowed, lovingly coated with whiny-ness, and topped off with a flood of tears. In adults, it’s the frantic pacing through the house, the mind clouded with fuzzy notions of what you should be doing. Kevin asks, "How do we distin...Keep Reading
In this week’s video, Bill introduces us to some ways Cheri and him have been spending their time at home. They encourage us that God can use this season to deepen our relationships with one another. ...Keep Reading
In these two devotions from Jeff Hodgson, he encourages us on Maundy Thursday to "love others like Jesus has loved us. It’s like wearing an ID badge that says, “I belong to Christ”. On Good Friday, he encourages us with the words Jesus uttered from the cross "It is finished". "And so it is most astounding to consider that He uttered those words before His suffe...Keep Reading
In this week’s video, Bill continues his encouragement for us to pray. As many people ask if this season is a pre-cursor to revival, Bill gives us a guide to pray in light of the fact that God is sovereign over salvation. These scriptures will help you pray for your neighbors, co-workers, family members, and children...Keep Reading
In this week’s video, Bill encourages us from Psalm 25 to persevere in the midst of loneliness and discouragement. These are difficult times and God's word helps us call out to him and trust him. It's like God sits down on the couch with us, puts his arm around us, and helps us....Keep Reading
Trials bring out the best and worst in humanity. We see examples of love, wisdom, generosity, self-sacrifice, and unity. We also see hatred, foolishness, selfishness, finger-pointing, and discord. What is our duty as Christians in this trial? Kevin reminds us we keep calm and carry on loving like we have been loved....Keep Reading