It is a role that leads them to a continual posture of dependence upon the Lord and confidence in the Lord. For it is only in such a posture that an under-shepherd, can be a Christlike example among the flock, serve and work among a plurality of unified leadership, and ultimately come under and follow the Good and Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.Read more "The Character and Way of Life of an Elder"
From Kevin Funk… Right now my wife and I are attending the Grace Based Parenting class at Crosspoint. It started about 3 weeks ago and already I feel like I’ve learned a lot. Since parenting is up close and personal on a weekly basis, I felt like I should pass on some info I recently […]Read more "Tree House"
From Craig Swanson… In Acts 2:42 it tells us that the early church was, “continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” The “apostles teaching” was the written down words of the apostles that we now know as the New Testament. In January I wrote […]Read more "Fellowship"
From Kevin Funk… Living in Illinois can be seriously challenging to those who venture outside during the winter months. Especially this winter. I know there have been countless times that I have been outside and my ears or hands have felt like they were on the brink of frostbite while I was shoveling snow or […]Read more "Be Prepared"
From Craig Swanson… As followers of Christ, the word of God should be our most prized possession. By it we learn who God is, His character, His plan, His will for our lives. Col. 3:16 admonishes us to “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another […]Read more "The Word"
From Matt Wiegand… God used a circumstance to remind me about His body a couple months ago. Mid November while trying to rush through leaf clean up, I stupidly put my hand in my mower while the blades were on. I was very fortunate. I only broke my left index finger. I feel […]Read more "Body of Christ"
From Dan McClain… John 9:1-12 (NLT) Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 2 “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” 3 “It was not because of his sins […]Read more "Sight"
From Kevin Funk… Every time I sit down and do a blog I feel like there is something major going on in my life. You know what’s ironic about this is that for weeks I felt the same day after day feeling you know you get when you are stuck in a rut. But when […]Read more "Always Something"
From Craig Swanson… Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Lose weight, eat better, get more sleep, etc.? This is the time of year that we reflect on life and think of what we want to improve. It’s a good thing to be reflective and set goals. And while many people don’t set goals because they […]Read more "New Year’s Revolution"
From Craig Swanson… The older I get, the more I dislike the Christmas season. My family refers to me as Scrooge. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful for the fact that the Son of God came to earth as a man to save us from our sins. But let’s be honest, that’s not what this […]Read more "Bah, Humbug!"