Posts in VBS
Wilderness to Resurrection

- By Nathan Esser -

Jesus encounters temptation in the wilderness.  Aware of the physical and spiritual intensity that Jesus endures, the devil offers Jesus a swift remedy.  In exchange for his allegiance, the wilderness journey would end; his longing would be satisfied and he wouldn’t have to endure anymore suffering.

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A Reflection of Mark 1:13

- By Nathan Esser -

I often think that Jesus was tempted to turn his back on his own belovedness.  I imagine him spending those forty hard and lonely days struggling with the voice he heard at his baptism, telling him that he was chosen and loved.

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Arrival

- By Nathan Esser -

If we are intentional to seek Jesus throughout this season, we will discover a new dimension to our lives and faith – and all the more as we share in this commitment together!

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You are Loved

- By Nathan Esser -

Following Thanksgiving it doesn't seem to take very long for the arrival of Christmas morning.  As a child, I spent most Thanksgivings and a good chunk of Christmas vacation with my Mom's side of the family at my Grandparent's farm. I always cherished the time I spent on the farm. 

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Sculpting a Vision of Servant Leadership

- By Nathan Esser -

In short, the plan describes the “what” and the ministry teams describe the “how.” The overall strategic plan is wrapped with a church-wide emphasis on servant leadership. 

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Don’t Miss God in the Transition

- By Jana Phelps -

There can be many reasons why we miss God in transitions: lack of trust, lack of faith, fear of the unknown, the list is endless. But is it really worth it to miss God in His transitions of our lives because of our own insecurities towards Him, not so much the situation? Is it worth the risk to go for it with God and not be afraid of the transitions, because God's transitions always leads to transformation?

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