Archive for December, 2015

Quick and Painful or Drawn Out and Deadly

Posted on: December 17th, 2015 by Jerry Shaffer

Last night my wife Carrie shared a video for an upcoming film addressing the impact of pornography on humanity, and in particular it’s affects on human trafficking.  I’ve shared it on my FB if you want to check it out.  Later, when I got in the van to drive the girls to school this morning, Moody […]

Receiving Something of Substance

Posted on: December 16th, 2015 by Jerry Shaffer

One of the central stories of Christmas is that of the Wisemen, who travel from afar to bring gifts to Jesus and to honor the newborn King of the Jews.  The story shows us Jesus in a humble and needy place while presenting the Travelers as great men who come with great gifts.  Jesus and his parent’s […]

#5: Giving & Receiving

Posted on: December 14th, 2015 by Dave Terrell

Join the conversation as Jerry Shaffer, David Terrell, and Michael Larson discuss how to be betters givers and receivers.

Purity, Judgement and the Mercy of God

Posted on: December 11th, 2015 by Jerry Shaffer

Are you like me? Many days my quiet time is uneventful. I do my readings, prayer, and meditations as much out of daily habit as to cultivate relationship.  Like taking my wife on the same date we have been on a thousand times, it is pleasant, and I always love the time we spend together, but […]

Tis The Season – Week 3

Posted on: December 10th, 2015 by Dave Terrell

What is the best gift you have ever received? What is the best gift you have ever given? Have you picked someone to bless? (Who and how?) Do you have a hard time receiving? Have you ever given someone something (time, talent or money) in a way the blessed you more than the person you […]

Weathering the Winter

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by Tony Dahlin

In our current series “Tis the Season,” we’re discussing how there is a time for all things. While I realize and agree with this, it doesn’t necessarily make getting through difficult seasons any easier. Difficult seasons are, well, difficult. Actually they stink! Honestly, I’d say I’m in the midst of one right now. This fall our […]

Tis The Season – Week 2

Posted on: December 6th, 2015 by Dave Terrell

Scriptures to Review: Ecclesiastes 3:1; John 15:1-2; Romans 8:28; Psalm 23:4; Job 1:8; Job 2:3; Job 23:10-11a; John 15:8 Overview: We hate hard times. They’re hard. While that may seem obvious and simple, even trite, it is actually profound. When our fight or flight instinct, what scientist call our “lower function” kicks in, our more […]

Domestic Terror, Active Shooters and The Church

Posted on: December 5th, 2015 by Jerry Shaffer

Today, as I prepared to write this I had to stop…stop typing, stop thinking, and just pray.  Pray for the families who lost loved ones Wednesday at The Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, and pray for those who were there and witnessed first hand the carnage and depth of cruelty; pray for the […]

#91: Christmas Cheer

Posted on: December 4th, 2015 by Dave Terrell

We’re getting into the holiday spirit!

Tis the Season

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Jerry Shaffer

Solomon said, “You have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.” (Pro. 6:2 NIV)  The context of this passage is a warning to be careful what you commit yourself to, that having made a promise or given assurances for someone else, you should do everything you can to honor it […]