by Cory Messerschmidt on July 1st, 2022
It is clear from Scripture that we are to have a multigenerational mindset. As Asaph says in the instruction-oriented Psalm 78, “we will… tell to the generations to come the praises of Yahweh.” (v.4) As Proverbs 13:22 instructs us, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” And yet, as theologian Doug Wilson says, “Christians almost never think about their great-grandchildren.”
Love is NOT Love: God is Love
by Kevin M. Leary on June 1st, 2022
Definitions matter! Words have mean- ing! But meaningful words can fall into a meaningless pit when we attempt to define that word by itself. Teachers for years have pro- claimed that you should not define a word us- ing that same word. Yet today, there are many who attempt to define a very meaningful word, “love,” in a very meaningless way, “love is love.” A closer look at the worldview of those that are promoting “love is love,” which is of- ten times publicly displayed using a six- colored rainbow, will lead you to a worldview where good is called evil, righteousness is called intolerance, and truth is relative.
God's High Calling for Women
by Cory Messerschmidt on April 27th, 2022
The month of May is one that is full of new life. As we (try to!) shake off the last vestiges of the Western New York winter, plants are beginning to grow leaves and flowers are coming up. It is fitting, then, that this is also the month in which we celebrate Mother’s Day.
Jesus and the Resurrection
by Kevin M. Leary on April 5th, 2022
Let’s face reality; it is not every day you hear a claim that someone rose from the dead! We would rightfully doubt a claim that a person was raised from the dead, if it involved only mere men. Mankind doesn’t have the power to cause one to rise again. We would rightfully laugh or mock if a human claimed to have that power. But there was a man who walked this earth that was not just an ordinary ...
Power, Paradox, and Paradigm Shift
by Cory Messerschmidt on March 1st, 2022
For the Christian seeking to faithfully follow Christ, it is imperative, out of love for Christ and others, to proclaim the good news of the gospel. There necessarily is a follow up question: how should we go about evangelism and the defense of the faith? We are presented with a pleothora of answers to this question today. Many promise to provide a new and innovative way of winning converts.
King of the Jews
by Thomas Hamblen on February 1st, 2022
After which king are we modeling ourselves? Are we following the teachings and example of Herod’s greatness or Jesus’ true greatness? My prayer is that we define greatness in accordance with scripture. As a church, may we seek to serve in our homes, workplaces, and social gatherings rather than to be served. Which king are we following?
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