January 4, 2017
I’m not a big new year’s resolution guy. I’m resolving things all the time in my life. I don’t need a new calendar year to help me resolve to lose weight, eat healthier and spend more time with my family and in God’s Word. This is a daily resolution that daily must be evaluated. At the same time, good for you if you’ve made a new year’s resolution. I pray Jesus gives you the discipline to daily do what you’ve resolved to do. I pray others are blessed by your resolution. I pray Jesus gives you new eyes to see new beginnings each day because of His mercy and grace. Let me know your resolutions, and I will pray for you. Continue reading
Christmastime!!  Remember the King!
December 27, 2016
Here we are in the days after Christmas! Let the rejoicing begin, the King is come! Our days of waiting in Advent are over and here we are in a time already forgotten by many - Christmastime! We often pack up the holiday right away. Maybe we leave the lights up on the house for a little longer…like July…because they just look good right? Take a moment, sit back, and remember the King this Christmas. Continue reading
Show Up
December 19, 2016
Skip out or show up? Those that skip out, miss out. They miss out on the joy of their children’s first steps, family dinners, God’s presence in worship, and unexpected life changing moments put in place by the Father of all things. Continue reading
Hope in Chaos
December 7, 2016
Have you ever had “one of those days?” Everything is pure chaos. The kids are going crazy. Your friend’s marriage is falling apart. Meetings just keep piling up. You are struggling to make ends meet, and you’ve got more Christmas gifts to buy. There is more to be done than you could possibly ever do. Chaos. Pure chaos. Continue reading
Advent is…
November 28, 2016
Advent is…here! But what is “Advent”? The word “Advent” is from the Latin “Adventus,” which means, “coming.” Advent is a time to celebrate the coming of the new Star Wars movie? No. Advent is the time of the return of Elf on a Shelf? No. Advent is the return of holiday shopping? No. All these things do come back around this time of year but for Christians, Advent is a season to focus on the coming of Jesus. Continue reading
Thankfully Clean! Luke 17:11-19
November 22, 2016
By Vicar Matthew Knauss We sat at the bottom of the hill, in my ‘89 Jeep Cherokee, looking up at the bumps and loose dirt. 130 yards or so to climb, but right after the first hump about 40 yards up, there was a patch of the softest silt I had ever seen. I hit the gas and we began climbing the hill, gears shifting, wheels grabbing whatever bit of dirt they could. We ascended. Four wheels turning, three guys in the truck, moving forward. We didn’t make it on the first try… or, the second! We tried going slowly. We tried going quickly. Continue reading
Lead By Serving & Serve By Leading
November 16, 2016
Many of you have asked why I went to Chicago in September. Jesus has called me to be a part of a new leadership development journey, and you get to reap the benefits along with me! The “Karpenko Institute for Nurturing and Developing Leadership Excellence” (KINDLE) is a 2 year continuing education program for ministry leaders - both professional and volunteer - to walk through a journey of developing and multiplying Christ-like servant leaders. It’s all about helping others “celebrate their Baptismal identity, grow more Christ-like, manifesting the grace-filled marks of obedience, well-being, leadership and community, and fostering and multiplying generations of Christ-like servant leaders in congregations, homes, workplaces, communities, and the world.” Continue reading
God’s Mission To Seek & Save The Lost
November 9, 2016
Why are we blessed? Are we always blessed? Psalms 32:1 says, "Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered." Yes, we are blessed by the grace of God! I feel blessed by God in so many ways. He has shown David Boyd and me how we can spread the Gospel to those in need, especially to the children and people of Honduras. We want pass on this blessing to the people of Christ's Greenfield so that we may all share in this blessing while expanding the kingdom and helping those who are lost. Proverbs 22:9, "Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor." Continue reading