Sunday we were in chapter 10 of Daniel. Daniel is pretty old at this point and has been a man who has lasted through several kings and difficulties. A true test of his faith in God, in a foreign land. For the remainder of the book of Daniel, we read about some of the prophetic dreams and their interpretations Daniel was given by God. These dreams were largely about the wickedness that was taking place, and foretold events that were still to com
Last Sunday was tough, looking what how we take a stand in this culture in the right ways, at the right time, for the right reasons but dealing with us as we have to sometimes confront in love to be a peace maker not just a peace keeper. It took great courage for Daniel to stand up to the king because he could have been killed for telling the truth. Daniel stood up to the king and confronted him about his sin in love and wanted God's best for his life.
Sunday we had a great day of celebration with our AFC brothers and sisters. The partnership and work we had with them Wednesday through Sunday was phenomenal. Their passion for their community and reaching in was definitely felt by us, as they help us to reach into our neighborhood through canvassing and the one day VBS. A BIG THANK YOU to each of you who participated in taking this opportunity to help with the playground, garage, Abbott House, Canvassi
Over these past 5 weeks we have been reminded in Nehemiah and even our Missionary, Jon Fischer, that God calls all of us. He doesn't just use those who are the top of the class, the brightest, smartest, and most gifted. God calls all of us and He will equip us for His work that needs to be done. Our biggest challenge is to surrender to His Lordship and get ourselves (pride) out of the way so that He can do in us what He wants to do, to accomplish
The past couple of weeks we have been looking at the life of Nehemiah and how he was a person who, once he heard about the walls of his homeland lying in disgrace for the last 140 years sat down to weep, pray and then moved to do something about it. So much so that he shared his sadness with the king who allowed him to go back and begin to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem. Nehemiah was just a cup bearer to the king. He was
Sunday we were reminded of Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” And that God's peace will empower, encourage, remind, and challenge us to put first thing first. Ther
Last Sunday we looked at what it means to be a power church. Not talking about how strong we are physically, politically, nothing like that at all but a church that is spiritually powerful. Remember that, Much Prayer = Much Power, Little Prayer = Little Power. No Prayer = No Power. If we want to be the church that God has for us to be, then a church that is spiritually powerful, a praying church should be our focu
Our passage Sunday from Luke 22:31-34, “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.” Jesus answered, “I tell you Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.”
Wow! What a truly amazing Resurrection Sunday! God was definitely present through the whole service as heard of restoration testimonies. From a small child to youth to adult. God's amazing grace is ever present in their lives and each of them can truly sing, "Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found was blind but now I see." Ephesians 2:1-9 truly makes the Gospel (
Good Amazing Morning Harvesters, There are times when I am driving from Mitchell to Sioux Falls and back that I forget to bring something to drink. And after a long day running around the city, I realize man, am I thirsty? When I look in the cup holder, I realize I forgot my water...ugh...so do I just wait to get home or stop on the way. I can usually make it one more hour but sometimes I just HAVE to stop because I am so thirsty.