Our people are as amazing as they are diverse. And getting to watch us grow as a community as we draw ever closer to Christ has easily been the top highlight of this young journey.
We live in a culture that wants the Kingdom without it's King. But, as Christians, we have to battle the very same temptation.
After nearly four years of praying and preparing to plant The Parish Church, we finally began the tangible phases of the process as we met with our Core Team on Sunday, October 29, 2017.
The book of Ephesians paints a beautiful picture of a new society - a new society that is made up of all who call and trust in the name of Jesus.
We shouldn't be surprised by suffering. Even more, we ought to rejoice in what it produces in and for us and be ready to tell unbelievers why we have such hope in the midst of it.
God’s purpose in redeeming us is not simply our enjoyment, but that we might glorify him (emphasis on the word “that…”).
The world has much to say about love, but to understand what real love is, we must understand what God says about it in his Word.
Holy means to be ‘set apart for the purposes of God.’ This doesn’t mean removed from the world, but rather set apart for God amongst the world.
We live under the immensely joyous reality that all those who are in Christ Jesus have been chosen by God the Father.
While true, joy-filled obedience to God produces life and flourishing, shallow religion and half-hearted worship lead to compromise, pain, and destruction.
It's no wonder then that when our flesh is leading, we tend to parent through reacting to events vs. being proactive through the process of our children's sanctification.
By focusing first on who God is and what he's done, we're able to see who we really are in Christ. When we truly submit to the realities of the gospel, then this new identity orients what we do!
In an epoch where everyone is a pundit, it seems that so many are stubbornly content with SCREAMING their opinions whilst willfully ignoring bipartisan, fruitful, and well intended discourse.
Distracted, obligatory, ordinary — I doubt any such words came across Moses’s mind as he ascended the mountain. But some three thousand years later, we rarely marvel that God permits imperfect humans into his presence.
Do we not recognize a problem exists whenever we label a church planter as being innovative, creative, or unusual for following a Pauline model?