Tuesday June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Each and every one of us have fallen prey to the mindset of “if only this, things would be better” at some point in our lives. Whether it's a new location, a better house, or the latest gadget, we often forget what the true source of our joy is as believers. In today's message, Pastor Bill will challenge you to find joy and contentment in the ups and downs of your life. In his study, you'll be reminded that as a believer in Christ, your joy is no longer circumstantial, but rooted within the reconciliation between God and man.
Monday June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019 • Bill Gehm
As tempting as it is to over complicate what it means to be Christ-like, Scripture makes it very clear that we're to simply love others. While this is definitely easier said than done for many of us, we're no less called to love others just as Christ loves us. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you some practical ways in which you can be more loving and Christ-like in your life. In his study, you'll learn that one of the most efficient ways we can do this is to be others oriented, and focus less on ourselves.
Friday June 7, 2019
June 7, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Many of us would be quick to agree that maintaining a proper perspective of the joy that's set before us as believers isn't always easy. With the constant flow of what only seems to be bad news and rising social tensions, we can sometimes feel like the only joy we can have is in Heaven. However, as Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, we can experience joy each and every day as believers. In his study, you'll learn that our salvation is only the beginning of the joy we can have in Christ.
Thursday June 6, 2019
June 6, 2019 • Bill Gehm
While many of us will never fully comprehend just how much The Lord gave up for the sake of our salvation, we can all agree that it was more than we could ever repay. The question we should all ask ourselves though is, are we giving as much as we can? In today's message, Pastor Bill reflects on what it means to be imitators of God and to walk as Christ walked, who gave Himself for us. In his study, you'll learn how our sacrifices and offerings bear fruit for The Kingdom and are pleasing to God.
Wednesday June 5, 2019
June 5, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Many non believers are often skeptical or suspicious whenever they attend a service as a guest and the pastor brings up tithes and offerings. If we were to be perfectly honest, there's probably some of as believers that are just as apposed or uncertain. However, as Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, our offerings truly are a sweet smelling aroma to God. In his study, you'll learn how God sees our offerings as suitable sacrifices that He uses to further His Kingdom on Earth and do amazing things.
Tuesday June 4, 2019
June 4, 2019 • Bill Gehm
As each and every one of us has no doubt experienced, being taught or teaching someone something new isn't always quick or easy. From confusion, misunderstanding, or even forgetfulness, it can definitely be a test of patience and time. As Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, this can be especially true when it comes to both learning and teaching the Word of God. In his study, you'll learn the importance of having patience when it comes to learning and teaching the context and application of God's Word.
Monday June 3, 2019
June 3, 2019 • Bill Gehm
While being content in The Lord no matter the what or where of life has a nice ring to it, putting it into practice is a whole different story. In fact, if we allow ourselves to be so caught up with change, we can easily miss what The Lord might be trying to show us. In today's message, Pastor Bill will not only teach you the importance of being content in The Lord, but also it's application. In his study, you'll learn how it's often in the unfavorable situations of life that we grow the most in our faith.
Friday 31, 2019
May 31, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Upon first hearing it, many of us think that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” means we'll be successful at everything we pursue. While Jesus does indeed make the impossible possible, this verse has a much more practical application. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you the importance of being content in The Lord, no matter the circumstance. In his study, you'll learn that just as with the Apostle Paul did in his imprisoned state, we too should rejoice in The Lord always.
Thursday May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Many of us are all too aware of the countless passages of Scripture that are taken out of context for a myriad of reasons. Perhaps one of the more common of these is none other than “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” In today's message Pastor Bill will give you a better understanding of the context and intent of this passage that's so commonly abused. In his study, you'll learn that it's because of Christ that we can persevere and continue on in peace, whether we succeed or fail in our endeavors.
Wednesday May 29, 2019
May 29, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Many of us would be quick to agree that maintaining a healthy dose of the peace of God isn't always second nature to us. Whether we're caught up in business, politics, or family affairs, it's so easy for the world to step in and distract us from God. As Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, one of the best ways we can guard God's peace within our hearts is by taking in His Word. In his study, you'll learn how regular meditation on God's Word is a sure way to be filled with the peace of God.
Tuesday May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019 • Bill Gehm
The Bible teaches us that when we put our faith in God's Son, we're made at peace with God and are no longer His enemy. Scripture then goes on to teach us how we can live our lives in such a way that we can experience the peace of God. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you some of the key components to living out your life so as to experience the peace that God so desires for His own. In his study, you'll learn how rejoicing in The Lord is one of the biggest contributing factors to experiencing God's peace.
Monday May 27, 2019
May 27, 2019 • Bill Gehm
As believers and followers of Christ, it can be easy for us to lose perspective of our fallen nature which typically leads to us being harder on both ourselves and others. One of the other problems this often creates is a lack of grace and a sense of condemnation. In today's message, Pastor Bill will remind you that while we're indeed fallen in nature, we're made perfect in Christ. In his study, you'll learn how maintaining this perspective plays a powerful role in fending off condemnation and being gracious towards others.
Friday May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Whenever we're experiencing a crisis of sorts, the last thing we'd probably want to hear someone say to us is “don't worry.” Whether it's financial strain or a health emergency, one of the last things on our mind is how we shouldn't be worrying at that given moment. However, as Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, this is exactly what the Apostle Paul would say to us today. In his study, you'll be reminded that if anyone had something to worry about it was Paul, who with the peace of God said “don't worry.”
Thursday May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Each and every one of us has a natural tendency to let our ego or pride get in the way of countless opportunities, both for others and ourselves. Perhaps one of the more common affects of this is when we shut out other people when we need help most. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you the harm that pride, gossip, and selfishness can inflict on the Body of Christ. In his study, you'll learn the importance of regularly forgiving and humbling ourselves by accepting the grace of others.
Wednesday May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Many of us have a tendency to immediately put up our guard whenever we hear the word commandment or works. Whether it's a hyper sensitivity to the false doctrine of salvation by works or otherwise, we sometimes go overboard with our reactions. As Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, we're indeed saved by faith alone, but as recipients of that faith, we're called to works of righteousness. In his study, you'll learn how faithfully living out such commands as “love one another” and “rejoice” lead to ultimate joy and peace.