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Welcome the stranger
July 9th, 2024
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. (1 Peter 4:8–9)For many Christians, the word ‘evangelism,’ or the i...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Guest blogger: Richard Porter - Is God hidden?
July 2nd, 2024
Within the last generation or so a new objection to God’s existence has gained ground both in academia and in more popular circles—the problem of divine hiddenness. The leading proponent of the hidden...  Read More
by Richard Porter
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Fashioning you into the image of God
June 25th, 2024
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of h...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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The slowness of God
June 18th, 2024
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slow...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Is your faith lukewarm?
June 11th, 2024
“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Religion vs. relationship
June 4th, 2024
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Grace and gratitude
May 28th, 2024
“Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4)J.I. Packer, in his modern clas...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Living in the power of the Holy Spirit
May 21st, 2024
Today’s Pulse of NewLife is adapted from the May 18th, 2021 Pulse. So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty....  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Leave it all on the field
May 14th, 2024
Today’s blog post is adapted from the December 14th, 2021 post. “Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again. Therefore, I declare to you toda...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Don't let the sun go down on your anger
May 7th, 2024
“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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The anti-modern worship song
April 30th, 2024
Today’s Pulse is adapted from the October 25th, 2022 Pulse. “See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the mess...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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The world doesn't revolve around you
April 23rd, 2024
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distrib...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Those arrogant, evil missionaries
April 16th, 2024
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son an...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Do you know God, or just know ABOUT God?
April 9th, 2024
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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I have a fear of public speaking
April 2nd, 2024
This Sunday, Joe Barone will be hosting a new community group on overcoming fear, using the Bible and Max Lucado’s book Fearless. You can contact Joe or sign up on the church app or website if you are...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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If you want to really live, you're going to have to die
March 26th, 2024
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses thei...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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You're only as sick as your secrets
March 19th, 2024
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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The foolish genius of grace
March 12th, 2024
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this prese...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Guest blogger: Amy Swanson - Do not be unarmed
March 5th, 2024
“Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trus...  Read More
by Amy Swanson
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Repent of your respectable sins
February 27th, 2024
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8) A couple of weeks ago, I saw a headline that elicited a loud “YES!” from...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Pray this when you are anxious
February 20th, 2024
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Pray and never give up
February 13th, 2024
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. A...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Guest blogger: Joe Barone - Proverbs & Politicians
February 6th, 2024
Recently, I’ve been doing a devotional, reading and re-reading the Book of Proverbs, covering 31 Proverbs in 31 days. Dealing with the subject of wisdom, Proverbs was written by King Solomon of Israel...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Guest blogger: Donna Marks
January 30th, 2024
Today’s post is written by Donna Marks with Eric Stillman.“I thank my God every time I remember you…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until t...  Read More
by Donna Marks
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