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As you browse, read and share the many articles, our hope is that you may find this site an encouragement to your faith and Christian life.


We were created to worship. And we are to worship God with every aspect and area of our lives - presenting our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.

The Church

The bride of Christ can often times be difficult and messy - but it is Christ's beautiful mess - to which He is the head and chief cornerstone.

Ancient Future

Our faith comes out from a rich heritage and history. It was during the formative years of our faith that creeds, confessions, traditions, and liturgies were developed. These practices and traditions recaptured will not only anchor us but move us forward in our faith.


There is freedom in the gospel as it proclaims that in Christ we are sons and daughters of the King. The importance is learning to preach those truths to our heart and life everyday.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

The Resurrection - A Decisive Turning-Point

“When Christ left the grave, it was not merely an announcement that there is a hereafter and a life beyond . . . it was the shattering of history by a creative act of God Almighty. In this cosmic event . . . God was doing something comparable only with what He had done at the first creation. This was the beginning of a new era for the universe, the decisive turning-point for the human race. . . . In the Resurrection the new age had arrived, and . . . this stupendous miracle signified the storming of history and the transforming of the world.”
- James S. Stewart, A Faith to Proclaim