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?
Rev. McBain led the worship service. He is a retired minister from Tustin, California and has served ABC churches in Arizona and California.
Luke 10:25-37 Rev. Henderson returned to the pulpit this week. He served over 21 years as the pastor of First Baptist of Lincoln, IL. From Lincoln, he moved to Decatur, to serve as Director of Chaplaincy at Memorial Hospital.
We were pleased to welcome to the pulpit Rev. Dr. Robert Henderson. Rev. Henderson served over 21 years as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln, Illinois. From Lincoln, he moved to Decatur to serve as Director of Chaplaincy at Memorial Hospital.
Galatians 5:1 We continue thinking about freedom after we celebrated July 4th, but with focus on Christ as the all-encompassing center of our freedom – a freedom that has been preciously bought, a freedom that must be fully known and accepted, and a freedom to correctly submit ourselves in obedient service.
We welcomed Rev. Patricia Stetson-Warning, Pastor for Education, Fellowship and Care at United Presbyterian Church Peoria, as our guest preacher for the day. Rev. Stetson-Warning was ordained in 2013. She received her Master of Divinity from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. She is also a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor.
Luke 9:51-62 In some things in life, we need to be patient and take our time – especially in some important decisions (such as some of the decisions facing our church now.) However, in some important personal things in life, there is an urgency to do it now. Jesus says what appears to be harsh […]
Rev. Paul Gibson is the Executive Minister of the Great Rivers Region of American Baptist churches. Rev. Gibson received his graduate degree, Master of Divinity, from the American Baptist Seminary of the West. He has served as pastor of churches in Arizona, Nevada, Missouri and North Dakota.
Rev. McNiff is the President and CEO of Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service. She has a Master’s in Ministry, focusing on Church Leadership, Evangelism and Church Planting. Her professional ministry began with Crossroads Christian Church, a mega-church of 7500 members in Corona, California, where she served as the Pastor of “Beyond Limits,” their ministry […]
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 […]