Right Now VS. After This

Jeff Heaven, Hope, Prophecy Leave a Comment

Every human soul has an immeasurable state of existence awaiting.  Ever since I was a young boy I have allowed my mind to occasionally ponder the concept of forever.  As a grade-schooler I remember telling my father in a sense of frustration that I simply couldn’t get my brain wrapped around it.  I confess today that it is no easier …

3 Leanings

Jeff Cultural Observations, Love, Relationships, Service

Thinking deeply.  Working diligently.  Loving fervently. Chances are that you naturally lean more towards one of these three than the others.  We are all hardwired uniquely by God, and that wiring from Him suits His purposes for our lives. Some of you have been granted patient minds that often desire to understand the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’.  Others of you …

Christmas Remembrance: Today, Tomorrow & Tuesday

Jeff Hope

It is the Sunday before Christmas and I cannot wait to preach from Luke 2 this morning.  My plan for our annual Christmas Eve service tomorrow is to share briefly on the “Fear Not’s!” surrounding the birth of Christ.  We will meet tomorrow evening at Meadow at 5:30 pm and enjoy singing, a time for the children to minister in …

An Important Day

Jeff Church Life, Relationships

“The source of most of the problems people have in their Christian lives relates to two things: either they are not worshiping six days a week with their life, or they are not worshiping one day a week with the assembly of the saints. We need both.” – John MacArthur. Many will awake this Lord’s Day and feel no compunction …

A Source Of Hope…Really?

Jeff Hope, Politics/Government

Well, it seems like we will be getting released from being chained to the word IOWA.  Last night the Republican candidates for President of the United States finally learned how their efforts paid off in the nation’s first caucus.  Lots of promises and campaign commitments have been made for over a month there and at 8 PM the doors were …

Settling Down

Jeff Endurance, grace, Perserverance, Spiritual Growth

Perhaps you’ve wondered at times why you can’t seem to achieve consistency in your Christian walk.  Maybe you have experienced highs and lows and have learned over time that your feelings tend to impact your level of commitment.  Now that you have journeyed with Jesus Christ for a bit, it is likely that you’ve wished inwardly that you could enjoy …

Threatened By The Rival King

Jeff Cultural Observations, Salvation

Not everyone is happy that Christ is being celebrated.  Every year the intolerance to His holy name grows more and more rigid.  Who would have believed that, in our lifetime, America would move to a clear position of hostility towards recognition of the birth of Jesus Christ?  We will celebrate the holidays…but not Jesus Christ. We will welcome a season …

A Politically Incorrect Rant

Jeff Cultural Observations, General

My son came home from kindergarten this week and informed me that he had been shoved to the ground by a child one grade above him.  From what Landon’s big sister says, this little fellow that knocked down my son has a big brother with behavioral issues galore and that the chief offender is also aggressive with other children.  I …

Just How Saved Am I?

Jeff Bible, FAITH, Forgiveness, Salvation

This is for any and all who have bowed their hearts in trust to Jesus Christ: you need to be very careful not to make the following mistake.  If you give in to this particular temptation it is really going to cost you.  Precious components of life such as peace, joy, rest, gratitude, praise and selflessness will be forfeited quickly …

Good News For Monday Morning

Jeff Bible, election, General, grace, reformed theology, Salvation, sovereignty, theology

For a while now it has been my desire to seek to encourage you on Monday mornings more so than any other day of the week. Many of you experience a peak in gathering with the family of God on Sundays.  You worship with your brothers and sisters in Christ and spend time in committed service unto God and others.  …

Undeniable & Eventual – Fullness In Grace

Jeff grace

It’s a good thing to use technology for the purpose of spreading the Gospel and building up other people.  Blogs and Tweets were not something I would have given consideration to in my flaming-fundamentalist days.  In fact, I’m quite certain I could have fished out a few ‘Amen’s!’ by declaring in a sermon just how worldly e-witnessing really is.  Recognizing …

Love & Truth

Jeff Bible, Church Life, Cultural Observations, Love

It’s Sunday morning and I find myself in the middle of the minister’s weekly dilemma.  The Lord’s Day is the time when God’s children gather together for the express purpose of worshiping Jesus Christ.  The ideal manifestation of this purpose would be for every single believer in a local assembly to arrive at the church house prayed up, full of …