Blog

Philippians Study #6

Joy in God Matthew Destry – Communications Pastor Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! There is something majestic about altitude. There is something wondrous, interesting and elating about being higher or above things that we usually see from the ground. Some of us may have a fear of […]

Read more

Philippians Study #5

Matthew Destry – Communications Pastor Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV) “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ […]

Read more

Philippians Study #4

Philippians 2:12-16 A Do and A Don’t Matthew Destry – Communications Pastor Every truth has implications. When we understand something for the first time, the next thing that we think is: “what does this mean for my life?”. Sure, not every piece of information we receive is earth-shatteringly transformational, but when revelation comes to us, […]

Read more

Philippians Study #3

The Call to Humility Matt Destry – Communications Pastor “Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So […]

Read more

Philippians Study #2

The Blessing of Limitation       Matt Destry – Communications Pastor Philippians 1:12-30 As people made in the image of God, who follow after the resurrected Jesus, we are well acquainted with the idea of hope. The idea of possibility, the knowledge of a brighter day ahead of us, and the unbridled potential of human life […]

Read more

Philippians Study #1

Joy In Community Matt Destry – Communications Pastor When John Donne penned the famous words, “No man is an island”, although he was speaking of humanity itself, he might have also been speaking of the church. The church is the one true community on earth that should live these words with not only mental assent […]

Read more

Welcome Home – 40 Day Fast Devotion #40

The Fruit of the Fast Matt Destry – Communications Pastor Scripture Acts 13:2-3 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas an Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and […]

Read more

Welcome Home – 40 Day Fast Devotion #39

Who Gets the Glory? Matt Destry – Communications Pastor Scripture Acts 12:22-24 They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. But the word of God […]

Read more

Welcome Home – 40 Day Fast Devotion #38

A Prayer In Time… Matt Destry – Communication Pastor Scripture Acts 12:5,12 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him… He went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying… Insight The Epistle of James […]

Read more

Welcome Home – 40 Day Fast Devotion #37

Spirit, Break Out! Matt Destry – Communications Pastor Scripture Acts 10:44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all those who heard the message. Insight Do you like going to the movies? We enjoy the relief, escape, and identification with characters that we get from a well-told story or film. […]

Read more

Welcome Home – 40 Day Fast Devotional #36

“Keep Me Posted…” Matt Destry – Communications Pastor Scripture Acts 10:15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” Insight What was the last thing you heard God say to you? Sometimes we can be so invested in what God said last year, that we […]

Read more

Welcome Home – 40 Day Fast Devotion #35

It’s Never Over! Matt Destry – Communications Pastor Scripture Acts 10:3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” Insight All of us have one of ‘those’ friends. You know, one of those that you feel like […]

Read more