The Hope of the World

The Hope of the World

The Christmas story shines a brilliant light of glory and grace into darkness, of warmth and love into coldness. In gentlest form, the only hope of the world comes to us. The contemporary scene is nothing short of a grand tragedy. The world is blundering in a morass...
The Holy Birth

The Holy Birth

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” – Luke 2:7Truth is ever more than meets the eye, and even more when presented in paradox.This was an ordinary birth....
Seeing, Not Perceiving

Seeing, Not Perceiving

This coming Sunday we have the privilege to gather together to make much of Christ. We are excited to begin a new series as we look to a new chapter in the book of Matthew.Matthew has carefully presented Jesus as the Christ—the long-awaited Messiah and King of Israel....
Hymn Story – Thou Who Wast Rich

Hymn Story – Thou Who Wast Rich

This Sunday, we are singing a hymn that is new to our church body, “Thou Who Wast Rich”. This beautiful hymn was written to honor and esteem missionaries John and Betty Stam. In China, 1934, they were taken prisoner by Communist soldiers, along with their...