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STATIC // Accused

There is now no condemnation for those who belong to Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:1) Click HERE to watch or listen to Senior Pastor Bob Merritt’s message, “Accused.”

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STATIC // Discouraged

“What do you do when waves of discouragement keep hitting you?” Teaching Pastor Jason Strand. Click HERE to watch or listen to Teaching Pastor Jason Strand’s message, “Discouraged.”

RYB: Proverbs 5

If you aren’t prepared to stay strong, it will be incredibly difficult to say no when you find yourself in the middle of tempting situations. The best way to avoid the dangers of sin—whether it’s sexual sin or something else—is to decide that you will resist and flee from temptation way before you find yourself in one of these situations. The temptation you face may not seem like a big deal today, but where do you want to be at the end of your life? Regretting your decisions after countless consequences and pain or celebrating a life of impact and…

RYB: Proverbs 4

Solomon shares that his father, David, intentionally taught him to seek wisdom from a young age. Ultimately, all wisdom comes from God, but parents have incredible influence when it comes to encouraging their children to seek Him. You might not be a parent, but whether you are a son, daughter, brother, sister, neighbor, teacher, coworker, or friend, you can influence those around you to seek wisdom by turning to God. Who can you encourage and influence to grow in Godly wisdom today? Scripture (Proverbs 4) A Father’s Wise Advice 1 My children, listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention…

RYB: Proverbs 3

I was sitting in a plastic lawn chair one summer, leaning back and balancing slightly in the chair with my toes still touching the ground. I was fully confident in my ability to remain upright and that the chair would hold me. I think you can guess what happened—I lost my balance and toppled backwards. Have you ever put your full weight onto something—whether it was a friend, an object, or your own two feet—expecting it to hold you, but it gives way? While it may have held us the last time we did it, more often than not, we…

RYB: Proverbs 2

Hebrews 5:14 encourages us to train ourselves to recognize right from wrong and then do what is right. Wisdom is a God-given gift, but God only gives it to those who earnestly seek it. Proverbs 2 uses phrases like “tune your ears,” “cry out for insight,” and “search for them” as ways to seek this wisdom. We do not attain wisdom by drifting through life, but similar to how an athlete trains for their sport, we also must practice wisdom in order to develop it in our lives. Scripture The Benefits of Wisdom (proverbs 2) 1 My child, listen to what…

RYB: Proverbs 1

A proverb is a short, concise sentence of moral truth. Solomon wrote this collection of wise statements early in his reign to teach people how to grow in wisdom and discipline and to live a God honoring life. The foundation of true wisdom is found in 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” Practice these proverbs and apply them to your daily life. God will bless you and help you grow in godly wisdom. Scripture The Purpose of Proverbs (Proverbs 1) 1 These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son,…

Autumn’s Changes

By Greg Grimstad You have probably uttered these words: “I can’t believe the State Fair is here!” coupled with, “I can’t believe the summer is already coming to an end.” I know what you’re thinking—”Where did the time go?” This time of year signals a change is coming. People sure do cope differently with change. For some, change is exciting and invigorating. For others, it can be downright scary and depressing. So where do you land and how are you handling this time of year? For my family, we’re personally experiencing the change that comes with a daughter and her family…