Real, substantive, meaningful change. That’s what we are hoping for, and that’s what we began to see in the Church of God Convention last week in Oklahoma City.
This was the second year in a row that the major CHOG Convention was held outside of our home base in Anderson, Indiana. Attendance was up, excitement was up, unity was up. Mean attitudes or doubting spirits were less present this year, compared to last year when the change was still fresh and not well understood. Continue reading
Last week’s convention in Oklahoma City gave Pastor David a few solid takeaways that will affect our life together at Mt. Haley. Listen in to his reflections on this meaningful event!
Jesus calls us to righteousness and reconciliation. In the wake of the Charleston, SC murders, how then shall we live as disciples of Jesus? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Matthew 5:17-26.
You are not the salt shaker; you are salt. You are not the flashlight; you are light. What does Jesus mean by this? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Matthew 5:13-16.
“But, God, they’re not like me! They come from a different place and worship differently than I do!”
Yet God says, “Take a look around yourself. Pay attention to the people you meet. Watch what I’m doing. And be ready to change your mind and your behavior when you see what I’m up to.” Continue reading
The way of the kingdom of God runs counter to the way of the world. How does Jesus intend his followers to live? Listen in as Pastor David explores the first portion (Matthew 5:1-12) of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), which will be our focus all summer long.
Summer is HERE! The last week of school has come, exams are over, people have graduated and we had our final Sunday of youth meetings until the fall. Time goes so quickly working in the Kingdom of God, but we are now ready for the adventures of summer and anticipate serving Him and bringing glory to God. NO, we will not be having weekly youth meetings and GRADS @ Grahams, however we hope to see you often with our activities and a weekly time of glory called “worship” that we celebrate every Sunday at 11:00 AM. Pastor David is leading us in a discussion of “The Sermon On The Mount” which will enrich our spiritual growth and honor our Lord. Included in that package is our regular Youth Bible Study at 10:00 AM where we are learning the characteristics of “Being a Champion” for God. SO, join us this summer as we bring the Gospel to your heart and ours. Continue reading
My friend James died this past Sunday at 10:45am. He died of a rare and aggressive form of leukemia that whittled away at his strength for the past couple of years. James did not want a funeral or memorial service. He will be cremated, and the world will move on.
Most people would not care to know James. Let me introduce him to you. James was an ex-con, incarcerated on three separate occasions: once for statutory rape, once for breaking and entering, and once for check fraud. His last conviction was his “third strike,” and he spent twelve years in prison as a result. Continue reading