• Remember!

    Pastor Ben

    May 31, 2016

    I hope you all enjoyed a nice three-day Memorial weekend! And I hope we all, in the midst of our cookouts and family time and fun, remembered those who have given their lives in the defense of the freedom that allows us to enjoy those things.

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  • A Call to Daily Prayer

    Pastor Ben

    May 23, 2016

    I extended a call to our church on Sunday. The call is to spend THE FIRST 15 MINUTES EVERY DAY IN PRAYER AND IN GOD’S WORD. In addition, FIND ONE UNINTERRUPTED HOUR EACH WEEK TO DO THE SAME. Why?

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  • Pentecost Sunday

    Pastor Ben

    May 16, 2016

    This Happy Monday was preceded by a Happy Sunday with a couple of GCN firsts — a Nigerian-style infant baptism complete with a singing processional of family and friends making their way up to the front of the sanctuary with that beautiful baby girl. It was awesome and encouraging and beautiful!

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  • The Church as Mother

    Pastor Ben

    May 9, 2016

    On the heels of Mother’s Day, I read this recently about the role of the church in “giving birth” to children, in seeing people saved and nurtured in their faith. Just as certainly as the family is that unit in which children are born and nurtured, so the church is that family in which we are born again and grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus.

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  • Serving and Giving

    Pastor Ben

    May 2, 2016

    I’ve been hitting the SERVING AND GIVING themes lately on Sunday morning! Thanks for the many ways so many of you do both! Here’s a portion of Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian church that I preached from yesterday —

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