â€œWhy is there so much evil in the world?â€ â€œIf a loving God is in control of this world where is he in our suffering and pain?â€ â€œWhere is God in my suffering?â€ These are good questions. They are difficult questions. They deserve our careful attention to Scripture and our world....Keep Reading
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It‘s true we often suffer some great disappointments, some expectations or plans we might have not always materialized. We may even feel like God’s left us hanging and that an illness or injury has taken him away from us. But remember, He is faithful. And the real upside of this is if we remain faithful we will live eternally with Him someday. ...
Love isn’t just for Valentines Day -- it’s what gets me up everyday. Love isn’t just for that one special someone -- it’s for everyone. The chance to care for and encourage those around me is an honor. Measure all things in your life by the “Rule of Love”. What would God have you do? What does love require? What breaks your heart, and what one thing can you do to help?...
Truth be told, I am not an elite athlete. When I was in kindergarten, I flunked “skip” (not sure how my self-esteem survived that report card, but that is another story). While early on, I was too uncoordinated to skip, I did play baseball, soccer, real football, and basketball when I was growing up. However, I was never endowed with the physical gifts to become what I call an elite athlete. What I do know though, is that God equipped me with the gifts to enjoy those sports and become the best athlete I could ever be....
There are many differences between God, as the Bible describes Him, and the Force of Star Wars but there’s a line from Han Solo in the new movie that sums it up. One of the new characters talks about how he’s going to do something that seems impossible and Han asks him how. The young man says, “I’ll use the Force,” and runs off. Han yells after him, “That’s not how the Force works, kid!” That’s not how a personal, caring God works either....
The plans of man will always fail, but the plan of God has already won its battle. If Christians are to actually make an impact in the world then they must collectively turn to the truths found in scripture alone. They must become engulfed in the transformative power of God through His word provided in the bible......
As we find ourselves in the midst of God's great story of redemption we have an opportunity to be His ambassadors. In a perfect world we would only have the responsibilities of worshiping God and caring for his creation. But in a fallen world, humanity takes up the tasks of reconciliation, evangelism, social justice, and repairing the rift between humanity and its Creator....Keep Reading
Kelly and I are now proud homeowners! After seven months of waiting and waiting and waiting for our short sale to close, it finally did. Looking back I wish tell you that I patiently waited out the process. But I didnâ€™t. I tossed and turned, bit my nails, and cried out with the psalmist, â€œhow long, O Lord?â€ ....Sometimes our spiritual livess are like thi...Keep Reading
Wildfires in Colorado have forced several members of the Evangelical Covenant Church congregations to evacuate their homes and come close to different Covenant Churches....Keep Reading
Jesus is the quintessential model of missions; one of the most often used phrases in the New Testament is â€œJesus went.â€ He is the model of our faith and how to put our faith into practice doing what He commanded and modeled. Before Christ gave the Great Commission, he modeled missions for us by His very presence and through His ministry and He trained His disc...Keep Reading
Pastor Barb announces on July 3rd, Nate and Lucio will become part of the Ellis' family. Congrats! Today Pastor Barb shares a tip to other parents on "Helping Children Take Responsibility."...Keep Reading
For many of us, summer is a time for travel and leisure, a break from the monotony of our work, or a time to hibernate from the heat. For some, summer is a excuse to be lazy in body or in mind. It's especially difficult to actively pursue our health in the blazing Arizona heat. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Cross will begin his sabbatical on Tuesday, May 28 until Monday, August 5....Keep Reading
We received a special thank you from Mary Lou and Gary Sander, Colombia Covenant missionaries....Keep Reading
Pastor Brandon introduces his new sermon series for this summer, Blessed!,based on the Beatitudes, starting June 9th. It promises to be enlightening and notable!...Keep Reading