1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31 Godliness and greediness are slippery because we are not at all sure if we are one or the other. At times, we are a mixture of both. How do we manage in a world based on an economy of greed to be a godly people? After all, we are called […]
The Pastoral Epistles were written so that “you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God.” Paul calls out two Christians who are behaving badly. Hymenaeus, in particular, has swerved from the truth by claiming that “the resurrection has already taken place.” He has been mad shipwreck of his faith, and […]
The sermon is based on the love story of Hosea for his unfaithful wife. Dr. Ladd speaks of God’s sacrificial love for us and how we can respond to that love.
Rev. Melanie McNiff, is President and CEO of Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service.
Rev. Kennedy holds a Master of Divinity Degree in New Testament Greek and Homiletics. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in American History and Speech, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Rhetoric. Rev. Kennedy recently retired from First Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio where he served for 13 years as Senior Pastor. We welcome him as […]
Rev. Dr. Rex Rogers is a mentor, a coach and an encourager. He has led support groups for pastors, brought life to churches and helped others become ministers throughout his over 30 years of pastoral experience in small and multi-staff churches. Dr. Rogers received his Masters and Doctorate from Northern Seminary, where his emphasis was […]
Jesus tells us that there is no greater love than to lay down our lives for one another. What does this look like? What might we need to lay down to lead vibrant lives of faith?
II Corinthians 5:16-21 “Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be.” Why should aging be hard for some to accept? Maybe it’s because we tend to look back instead of looking forward, and that often leads to rebellion and regret. The words of Jesus guide us: “If anyone is in Christ, he […]
Exodus 13:17-22 Most of us would probably agree that a straight line is the shortest distance between two points. This truth was pretty much universally accepted until a man name Albert Einstein came along. Then suddenly, because of his genius, everything became curved. The heart of Einstein’s theory is the same as the heart of […]
Guest preacher: Rev. Jim Middleton 1 John 4:13-21 Jesus often said, “Fear not.” We are justified in asking “Why not?” To the many anxieties of private lives we can add the anxieties of terrorist attacks, nuclear war, climate change, and a host of other threats. Today there seems to be no place to hide, but […]