Break The Jaw

June 20, 2018 | by: Chris Francis | 0 Comments

Psalm 3 Arise, Lord!    Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw;    break the teeth of the wicked.   I used to think David was praying for revenge, for justice, for vengeance. But I was talking to a pastor who is much smarter than me and he said that the jaw and the teeth were symbols of the st... Keep Reading

Anger and the Throne of Our Hearts

June 20, 2018 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

“In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry”  Ephesians 4:26 It has been said that those who anger us control us. Having such control may not be the conscious goal of the person our anger is directed towards, in fact oftentimes they may not even know we feel this way, but whatever the knowledge ... Keep Reading

Bitterness Kills

June 4, 2018 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

There is a certain cold logic to bitterness. Bitterness appeals most strongly to our sense of right and wrong, to our sense of fairness. Bitterness says that we have a permanent right to hate those who have hurt us or allowed us to be hurt by others. It is more interested in past losses than present and future gains. It forfeits hope and doesn&rsqu... Keep Reading

Inclusive Church?

May 22, 2018 | by: Bob McDonough | 0 Comments

Our vision is to be an authentic, inclusive and sending community where the grace of Jesus Christ deeply impacts every area of our ordinary lives. Inclusive - This means we accept and include people who are different from us and who have struggles that we don’t have. It means we open up our homes to people who may annoy us, who we may e... Keep Reading

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Authentic Fruit and the Christian Life

May 21, 2018 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

A fruitful Christian life does not come from working ever harder in the power of the flesh, rather It comes from being in ever more intimate union with Jesus Christ. We are so often tempted by the idea of “redoubling our efforts” when we fall flat on our faces spiritually, but that is the last thing that will put us back on ou... Keep Reading

One Body, Many Parts

May 12, 2018 | by: Laurie D'Amico | 0 Comments

Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. The Bible describes the church as one body with many parts.  The head of the body is Christ and each member is given a different function. This portion of scripture affirms that every part is needed and of equal value. Verse 25b-27 state “All of them (the parts of the body) will take care of one another. &nbs... Keep Reading

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No Comparison

April 6, 2018 | by: Mandy Mercado | 0 Comments

Comparison. Defined as “the act of looking at things to see how they are similar or different”. Our society is obsessed with it. And I really believe this is one of Satan’s greatest tools in keeping us, as believers, focused on ourselves and completely defeated. Comparison can be a good thing. We often compare two or more differe... Keep Reading

Empower Testimony

April 4, 2018 | by: April Walters | 0 Comments

To my Sisters, Last September I began a journey that I admit had it moments! Nancy Miszczenski and I began a journey together and enrolled in Empower. Empower is a 9 month program of classes at Nyack College. There is a class about conflict, Old Testament, New Testament, Spiritual Gifts, prayer and so many more really great subjects. I never o... Keep Reading

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Doubting Thomas Moments

April 2, 2018 | by: Laurie D'Amico | 0 Comments

It was the evening of the third day after Jesus’ death.  That morning, two of the disciples saw the empty tomb, and Mary told them she saw Jesus and he was alive.  Due to this, the disciples met together behind locked doors in fear of the Jews. And suddenly, Jesus appeared in their midst.  He showed them the wounds in his hands... Keep Reading

It Is Finished

March 30, 2018 | by: Daniel Riconda | 1 Comments

John 19:28-42 A number of years ago on Good Friday I went with my dad to watch the Passion movie. He said he wanted to watch it to get “in the mood” for the Good Friday service he was to lead later that evening. To be honest I cried a lot and during that Good Friday service as we were having communion I couldn’t keep the tears ba... Keep Reading

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