The term “high places” is used in the Old Testament 75 times. The high places were dedicated to idol worship, and God repeatedly told the Israelites to get rid of them, but they didn’t. These were small areas, but they had a big impact on the faith of God’s people. In this message from 1 […]
When was the last time you meditated on the goodness of God in your life? In this message from guest speaker Bishop Wesley Russ (former pastor of Maranatha Fellowship and Bishop of the IPHC’s Mid-Atlantic Conference), we are challenged to consider how good God has been to us.
Scripture instructs us to engage other followers of Jesus with gentleness, kindness, love, and even (when appropriate) with admonishing. So, where does that leave us when determining how we are called to interact with those outside of the Church? In this message from Luke 6, Pastor Ben challenges how we show love to the world […]
Everyone’s selling something – including the Church. The Body of Christ is trying to draw the world around us into a relationship with Jesus that includes a bevy of wonderful things. Faith, hope, love, and the gift of the Holy Spirit are among them. But the way of Jesus is more than things that bless […]
The world is becoming less and less tolerant of Christianity, and yet the mission of the church has not changed: we are called to go into all the world and be witnesses to God’s love and the truth of Jesus Christ. How are we going to move forward when the world is pushing back so […]
Fishing is an American pastime and competitive sport. Jesus was a fisherman too, but He didn’t focus on catching fish, He focused on fishing for people. He taught His disciples to fish for people, and through the stories in the Gospel, He’s teaching us as well. In this message from Acts 2, Pastor Ben challenges us […]
From his time as a boy tending to sheep to becoming king of Israel, David experienced many highs and lows – including running for his life for ten years. Throughout his incredible life, regardless of circumstances, David was able to worship the Lord wholeheartedly. At our annual picnic, Pastor Ben gave a short devotion on […]
What have you been thinking and dreaming of for a while? Starting a habit? Breaking a habit? Learning an instrument or taking better care of your body? Sometimes, once we get past dreaming, fear keeps us from trying. Imagine what you might attempt if you believed that you could be successful! In this message from […]
Relationship with the transcendent and immanent God can seem tricky. How does a relationship with Him work? Is it all God’s grace or does it rely on our effort to make it work? In this message, we take a look at how to navigate the tension of walking out relationship with God.
We all know people who are a little “different”; some are strange, and some are eccentric, and some exhibit an unusual inner strength. In the book of Numbers, we are introduced to a man called Caleb who had what God called a “different spirit.” In part 2 of this series, we take a look at […]