• Immanuel, God with Us

    Pastor Ben

    Dec 28, 2015

    A few years ago our oldest daughter Rebekah heard a Matthew West song that helped us get past the post-Christmas blues. Some of you have heard us sing it at church the last couple of years, but I love the song and the words in the chorus are right on — “Happy Day After Christmas!  And Merry the rest of the year!  Even when Christmas is over, the Light of the world is still here!”  Immanuel, God with us, is a reality we celebrate all year long, every day.

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  • Come, Lord Jesus

    Pastor Ben

    Dec 21, 2015

    I’m noticing a down turn in the numbers of e-mail, texts, and phone calls I’m getting. We must be coming down the stretch to Christmas. In the spirit of this last week before Christmas, let me keep it simple. Let’s pray, “Come, Lord Jesus.” 

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  • Love Never Fails

    Pastor Ben

    Dec 14, 2015

    We had a women’s ensemble sing a beautiful song on Sunday morning — When Love Came Down. That’s what happened at Christmas! “The Word became flesh” (John 1:14), the God who is love came! 

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  • This Little Light of Mine

    Pastor Ben

    Dec 7, 2015

    Matthew’s Gospel records some remarkable words of Jesus about us.  In the fifth chapter Jesus says, “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14).  What’s remarkable to me is that Jesus had said that He was the light of the world, and indeed He is! 

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  • Preparation

    Pastor Ben

    Nov 30, 2015

    The angel who appeared to Zechariah to tell him the news that his wife, Elizabeth, was going to have a son — John the Baptist — said that John, when he came, would “make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”   In yesterday’s message I said that we all are called to two things in regards to Christ’s coming, to be prepared and to be preparers. 

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