Go

Our Blog

Are We Giving God a Five Star Rating?

Posted by Cliff Coss on

In our day and age it seems that we are asked to give ratings for just about every product and service.  The automobile service center wants a good rating so much so that when I pay the repair bill they coach me on how to give them a five star rating.  My family doctor participates in...

Continue reading…

The Bible - A Great Spoil / Learning from Biblical Writers

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Psalm 119:162I  rejoice at Your word, as one who finds great spoil.   When the Psalmist says, "I rejoice at Your word," we know that this verse expresses the personal testimony of the Psalmist.  His rejoicing is real and it flows from the depths of his heart. The...

Continue reading…

Tags: bible, scriptures, your word

Making Good Biblical Applications

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Psalm 119:59-60I considered my ways and turned my feet to Your testimonies. I hastened and did not delay to keep Your commandments.   The psalmist gives us three steps to making good applications from our involvement with the Bible. The first step is to evaluate my life...

Continue reading…

Streams of Tears

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Psalm 119:136My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.One day, during my college years,  I walked into a dorm room and found one of my new Christian brothers weeping.  I knew him fairly well and wondered what tragedy had befallen him that would cause him to...

Continue reading…

Tags: weeps, god's law, psalmist

A Reminder:  The Basic Purpose of God's Spoken Word

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Earlier this year, I was reading Psalm 119 and verse 4 caught my attention.  It reads,  "You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently."  But, what really caught my attention was that every word of this verse is significant! The first...

Continue reading…

Tags: freedom, god's word, obey

Goodbye...see you tomorrow

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Thank you for the privilege of serving you, for the grace you've shown Lynne and me, for your collaboration for the good of the church and for the sake of Christ, and for your love and friendship. It's a bit weird to say "goodbye" without really leaving. It's a "goodbye" only to one aspect of...

Continue reading…

Tags: volunteer, leaving

Spiritual Disciplines

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Spiritual disciplines are a set of habits that help a Christian follow Christ more faithfully, collaborating with Christ’s work of completing us (Php 1:6). They are not inherently meritorious, but rather are tools. There is no fixed or mandatory list of disciplines, but many mirror the...

Continue reading…

Tags: prayer, habits, spiritual disciplines

Well, He's Unnecessary

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I'm presently living in two worlds. In one world, I'm the replacer. In the other, I'm the one being replaced. And each gives me perspective of the other.    In addition, both together remind me of how unnecessary I am.   I get to serve, but God doesn't need me. I've...

Continue reading…

Tags: humility, leadership, serving

Finish Well? Not So Much.

Posted by Colby Kinser on

As I reflect on where we've been over these last 11 years, there is much to be grateful to the Lord, for. And of course many decisions I wish I could take back.But there are several things in which I did not make the progress I wanted to, and I don't feel like I can talk about "finishing well"...

Continue reading…

Tags: prayer, discipleship, evangelism, connecting

Setting Off a Stink Bomb in a Room

Posted by Colby Kinser on

If you want to put a tense charge into a group conversation, just say the word "white privilege." It is an incendiary phrase, no matter how you understand it. It's fun - give it a try in a group where there are different views present. And bring popcorn.On one extreme end of the spectrum is the...

Continue reading…

Tags: race, privilege, white privilege

Previous12345678910 ... 2122