Posts by Joel

Posts by Joel

5 Biggest Influencers on the Faith of Your Children

Dear Church, Recently I came across this research and felt I needed to share this with our church. I have copied and pasted excerpts from the original article and the link to the article is at the end. My comments are in blue. What do you think makes the biggest impact on a child’s spiritual development? Dinner as a family? Parents who don’t miss special events? Having church friends? Being at a good Christian school? Being at a church with…

The Martin Luther King Jr. Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. The day before Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, he delivered his last speech to a crowd of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. The address is known as the “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, and like many King speeches and sermons, it illustrates his knack for taking famous Bible stories and brushing off the dust of over-familiarity that has settled on them. In this speech, he looks to the well-known story of the “Good…

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

In our world there are many different and competing ideologies by which people make decisions and live their lives. Some people call these ideas worldviews; others call them narratives or stories. Some of the more obvious worldviews are the views of the major religions like Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Judaism. Other worldviews are not religious in nature like capitalism, socialism, or communism.  People who adhere to these worldviews attempt to live their lives according to these worldviews, or stories. But…

Why Can’t I Just Pray By Myself at Home? (3 Reasons)

“Why can’t I just pray by myself at home?“ Reason #1 – Because big corporate requests require corporate prayers. Some big issues will only be handled if there are many praying. This happened when the church met to hear the report of Peter and John after their release from arrest, and to pray. Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.  Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the…

The Hope of the World

Several people commented on the video we showed last Sunday. For those who missed it, and for those who want to watch it again here it is. Jesus is the hope of the world!

Japan Intercessory Prayer Trip

Pastor Joel went to Japan from Nov 15 to Nov 25 to pray for the International Workers and the country. Here is a little of what happened there:

God Speaks

Take a journey through the Bible and see how God is constantly speaking to his people.    

Coffee With God

The video shown during the sermon on May 22, 2016. Coffee With God (Bill Hybels)

The Idol of Pornography

LEARN MORE ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY Learn why many health professionals are saying that pornography is a public health crisis. Did you know that porn sites are visited three times more often than Google, Yahoo!, and MSN Search combined? Educate yourself about this awful addiction. Get the facts here: Find help here: Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, “Why are boys struggling?” He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons . . . maybe…