Pastor’s Blog

The Lordship of Christ is a Relationship

The lordship of Jesus Christ is a concept that is sometimes misunderstood. Either we diminish its importance by viewing it as a future state that doesn’t currently impact us, or we think it relates only to discipline and discipleship and thus is not…

We Are Not Orphans

When we think of faith, we think of having faith for many kinds of things. Faith for healings, faith for our families, or faith in God’s Kingdom coming forth, to name a few. But the most important element of our faith is believing the fact that God loves us. We read, “For God so loved…

The Power of Childlike Faith

The prayer of a child is simple, and yet is something that we should strive for in our own personal faith. When children pray, they are certain that whatever they are asking for will happen. They haven’t experienced years of conditioning from outside influences that convince them otherwise. They simply believe that because Dad said…

Faith is a Relationship

Many times, we relate to faith as a substance that we are always trying to get more of. But faith is not a substance that we obtain like coins that we save up. It’s something deeper…

A Prayer for the New Year

As I look back on 2016 and begin to lean into 2017, I can’t help but feel a deep sense of thankfulness for all that God has done, and all that He will do. His plans are before us (Jeremiah 29:11), and His love surrounds us (Psalm 36:5).

Thankfulness Brings Awareness

The act of giving thanks brings awareness of His presence in our lives. As I thank Him for each thing He leads me through, I experience more and more His deep love for me, and how real His workings in my life are.

The Feast of Trumpets

We are entering the time of the celebration of the biblical feasts as outlined in Leviticus 23. The first feast to be celebrated is Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets. In the Bible, trumpets can signify many different things. The blowing of trumpets would signify the assembly of Israel, or a call to war,…

Worship is About A Relationship

Psalm 95 gives us a description of how God brings us into worship. We choose, we gather, we enter.

Anticipate A Season of His Appearing

The season of Advent marks a time when many of God’s people throughout the world live in celebration of what God has done in Jesus Christ. However, the celebration does not stop there. Though we know the salvation we have in Jesus Christ, in this time we also live with an expectation of what that salvation will mean to us today.

Our First Service – Thanksgiving 2015

On Thanksgiving Day, 2015, a small group gathered together in thankfulness for our first time of worship at Living Word Community Church in North Liberty, Iowa.