Welcome to the Year of Mission

Our focus this year will be on the Mission of God. God has a mission, and God’s mission has a church. In Scripture, we encounter the Triune God working to restore and renew all things. The Bible begins with creation and ends with the promise of a new creation. The...

Sacred Scriptures

Dear Friends in Christ, “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” 2...

Ephesians

“By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23a). On Sunday, many of us who are reading through the Bible, finished Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. In Galatians...

Grateful

“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you…” (Romans 1:8a). Sunday’s morning drive was a short drive from our home in Luckey to Sonfire by the River in Pemberville to lead worship. I make it a practice on Sunday mornings to drive in silence. No news....

Filled with Hope

“And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy...

Sent by the Spirit

“Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (John 20:21). If you are following the 2019 Year of Scripture Daily Reading Schedule, you should be close to finishing the Gospel of John. At our Fall Gatherings, I invited us to...