Pastor’s Blog

Rejoice in Your Struggles

There’s people I know that have said, “God, I can’t take one more day.” I picture God responding, “Oh I know you can’t – but I can. You’re mine. And if I can take one more day, then you can take one more day. Because you belong to me.” It strengthens your faith. The Apostle… Read More »

Whose Race Are You Running?

The apostle Paul compared his journey as a follower of Jesus to an athlete in a race. Whether we realize it or not, we are all running a race for something. Most people are running a race for one of three things – running for themselves, running for worldly things or running a race for… Read More »

Toxic Thoughts

Do you ever have toxic thoughts? I do sometimes. We all do. When I get bad news, my mind tends to go directly to the negative aspects. But it’s important to control what we think about because what we allow into our hearts is going to affect how we actually live. This especially applies to… Read More »

The Vision of Immerse Church

What should a church look like? The Bible gives a pretty good description in Acts 2: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer…All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.… Read More »

Be An Encourager

Everyone likes to be encouraged. Sometimes as a pastor I’m tempted to think it’s my job to “fix” people. But in reality when someone is struggling, the main thing they usually need is simply to be encouraged. Do you encourage others? Some people say, “I’m just not wired to be an encourager.” We tend to… Read More »

Be Encouraged

A few years ago I got into one of those places where I got frustrated, aggravated, fed up and just didn’t want to be around anybody, especially people who wanted to “fix” me. I had a lot of things going on in life and it felt like I was struggling and pulling to keep everything… Read More »