Need a pick-me-up? Pastor Derek looks to Galatians 6:9 for inspiration to combat weariness....Keep Reading
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Did God change between the Old Testament and the New Testament? If we accept that God does not change as His Word proclaims, how can we reconcile His Wrath with His love? It’s so important for us to approach the Old and New Testament, not as two separate books of the Bible but as one continuous story – and it’s a love story....
In His first coming, Jesus came in humility, a sacrificial lamb to the slaughter. In his second coming, it will be in splendor, glory, and power. In His first coming, He was crowned with thorns. In His second coming, He will be crowned with many crowns. In his first coming, many rejected Him. In His second coming, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord....
John 13:27 says that Satan “entered in” to Judas. So does that mean he was an innocent victim? Was he just a pawn used to start the chain of events that led to the crucifixion? After all, Jesus knew Judas was going to betray him, so can Judas be held responsible for the betrayal? Those are some valid questions to mull over....
we make the mistake when we try and apply that desire to not suffer to our spiritual lives. Remember that Jesus has invites us to a radically different way of living. The way of the cross is to turn from personal gain and self-love and instead urges us to live fully for Jesus- even when it is painful or costs us something like comfort or security. ...
Struggling with feeling deflated? When life tosses you around, when you feel beat down, what’s inside of you needs to be stronger than the forces knocking you around....Keep Reading
Growing weary? Be empowered by reflecting on God's character...Keep Reading
Do you struggle to stay on target when you pray? Pastor Derek offers a tip on how to stay better focused when you pray....Keep Reading
Pastor Derek offers a tip on how to gain the most out of your personal time reading God's Word....Keep Reading
Having a heart of compassion isn't always easy, but the Holy Spirit can direct our hearts to love others in this way....Keep Reading
Sometimes when we are faced with a challenge, we can become so overwhelmed that we don’t even know where we should begin. We fixate on the enormity of the problem, and become stuck, often opting to do nothing because we can’t fix it or change it. However, if we shift our focus from our situation and instead focus on God and the enormity of His love and His Wisdom, it ...Keep Reading
Pastor Derek casts his vision for Chapel D-groups, community-based groups meant to deepen our walk with Jesus and empower us to equip others to know Jesus and follow Him....Keep Reading
Truth is revealed to us by God through the vehicle of the Bible. This authoritative and inerrant book tells me who God is, how He created everything, and how to know Him through His son Jesus Christ. God is first, man is second. God is truth, man responds to God’s truth....Keep Reading