Letters from the Pastor

A Call to Prayer

Dear church family, This week’s devotional begins with a blast from the past. This is from a devotional written many, many months ago: I am so excited about what the Lord is going to do this year. And my excitement is not primarily about entering into and using the new facility (Although make no mistake, I am very enthused about…

A Nehemiah Series of Indeterminate Length

Dear church family, For the next little while, and it is impossible to be very precise about these things, we are going to be moving through the book of Nehemiah.  Nehemiah is much more than a book about leadership, wall rebuilding, and returning exiles, although it certainly includes those things. Some of the key themes of Nehemiah are as follows:…

Persistent Passionate Personal Prayer is not Perfunctory but Powerful

– Encouragement to pray through our church directory – Dear church family, Lately, we have been talking quite a bit about prayer. We have noted Tim Keller’s two broad categories of prayer: 1) communion-focused and 2) kingdom-centered prayer. We have reviewed a variety of definitions of prayer drawn from church history. Here is just one example: Prayer is a sincere,…