God created us for a purpose that begins with a continuous experience of His great love for us.  It finds its fulfillment as we represent Him and His kingdom to the world around us.  No matter where we are in our journey God stands ready to guide us into the full expression of His plan and purposes for our lives.  Come & explore God's next step for you!  

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Truth is Not Enough - September 2017

Like most pastors, I love to read.  When I have time, it is not unusual for me to read a couple of books in a week, especially if they are short.  There is something about the joy of discovery, gaining new insight into spiritual truth that is both edifying and exciting.  In some ways, this pursuit of truth can become intoxicating to the soul, even addictive.  As odd as it sounds, having much knowledge about God, and His Word, can be abused.  The apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 8:1b, “knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.”  And in his second letter to young Timothy, Paul warns him and us to be wary of “ever learning but never coming to a knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7).  The end goals of studying God’s Word are the “renewal of our minds” (Romans 12:2) and the embracing of a life of love that comes as we are transformed into “the image and likeness of Jesus” (Romans 8:29).  The belief that knowledge alone, even knowledge of God and His Word, results in transformation is a deception of the grandest order.  
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Meditation: A Key Ingredient for Transformation

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

The Bible has much to say about the discipline of meditation. It is in fact one of the key ingredients in the process we refer to as spiritual transformation. In the paragraphs that follow I have listed some Scriptures, definitions, explanations and personal life practices that enabled me to incorporate mediation as a part of my daily walk with God. I would encourage you to reflect on the various Scriptures and then pick a couple to memorize and meditate upon until God ... More

An Invitation to Fall in Love Again

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

Anyone who has been married for any length of time knows that the relationship between a husband and wife takes time, energy and attention. And it is generally accepted that one must “work” at keeping the marriage relationship vibrant, healthy and alive during the many seasons of life that a couple will experience. Daily times of uninterrupted communication where each is allowed to share their dreams, hopes and desires are considered essential, along with weekly date ... More

Praying Partners are Good for the Church

By Pastor Bruce Kotila

Not long ago I awoke early in the morning believing that God had something He wanted to say to me. As I began to pray, I got the distinct impression that God wanted us to elevate our commitment to prayer by first re-examining our practice of intercessory prayer. Like most within Christian ministry we have sought to be people of prayer. I pray, our staff prays, the board prays, we have prayer teams that pray for individual requests and our ministry events are punctuated with ... More

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