Sermon – Jesus Is Guiding
Pastor Gary continues our "Jesus Is" series discussing Jesus' desire to guide us through life. Life decisions and plans can be overwhelming. Left to our own we can end up at the wrong destination. Our Chief Shepard, Jesus, is always at hand desiring to guide us to His desired destination. Instead of going to "hirelings" we can come directly to Him for all the wisdom we need.
Newsletter – Taking Hold of the New Covenant
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips” (Psalm 89:34). The term “covenant” plays an integral part in the Christian faith. Yet in all my years I have never heard a preacher or teacher adequately describe the significance of “covenant” in a Christian’s life. The Bible itself is divided into two Covenants (or Testaments), Old and New. Throughout the Old Testament, God makes one covenant after another with humankind. What are all these covenants about? More importantly, what do they have to do with us today?
A covenant is an agreement or pledge between two or more parties, like a contract. It contains terms or duties each party must perform to fulfill the agreement. Such covenants are legally binding, and once they’re finalized each party can be penalized for not fulfilling its respective terms.