Marinating in God’s presence

Kevin Harvey, director for the South Jersey region of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and chaplain of the Philadelphia 76ers, compares the importance and result of soaking in God’s presence with the affect on a London broil of soaking several days in a good marinade. Message delivered 9/29/13.

In the middle — Pt 1

Pastor John Young opens a two-part teaching series on the life of Joseph. Something that’s significant about Joseph is the way he experienced great things of God, was promised great things of God, but went through some really hard times … stuck in the middle. Message delivered 9/22/13.

How to face impossible situations

The key to facing the impossible is the key to what it means to follow Christ. Jacob is a clear example of how things can be, and how we often act. God promises to provide for us, protect us, bless us. What do we do? We take things into our own hands and mess it up. Message delivered 9/15/13.

An undivided heart

UndividedHow do we really love God with our ALL?  Associate pastor Amy Minnich shares how the deck is stacked against us, but there is hope. Although there are hindrances to having an undivided heart, a change of perspective is needed…even some God glasses. Theme verse: Psalm 86:11-“Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”Message delivered 9/8/13.

Culture and creation, Pt. 7

Pastor John Young concludes his series of messages on Culture and Creation by relating the story in Matthew 12:41, where Jesus is watching people put their offerings in the collection box at the temple. He calls his disciples’ attention to the poor widow who has given two tiny coins … practically valueless, but all she had … and praises it high above relatively vast amounts given by the wealthy.

Often when we come up on an opportunity to do something for the Lord, we think it’s not good enough. But it’s what we have, and God will work through us when we’re willing to give it. Message delivered 9/1/13.