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Trust and expectation are not separate entities. In order to expect something you must trust that your expectation will be met. You cannot have partial trust in your expectation and expect that your expectation will be fully met. Likewise, you cannot expect something from God, and then trust God part-time to fulfill your expectation. Like a […]
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Although Matthew 18:20 is a very common and well known verse, if you want to know what Pre-Service Prayer is all about this scripture truly captures its purpose. The bottom line is, there is great power […]
httpvh://youtu.be/FayGyKhHebQ Special thanks to Leonard Wallace for producing this interview!
The ball in Times Square is about to drop on a brand new year. There’s something about that that puts some wind in our sails to make some changes. But will we be one of the 8% to actually achieve our New Year’s resolutions (or whatever we call them)? At the beginning of this year […]
My Sunday morning preparation for service at BCC has changed significantly. My well-established, engrained routine, pattern, and habit of Sunday morning preparation went like this: Get up and get ready Meet my friend at the Café at 9:00ish Order the Café Combo or a bacon, spinach, mushroom omelet Sit and talk until 10:30 (when the […]
How can you help your church flourish? Here’s an excerpt from Brian Houston’s book ‘How to Maximize Your Life’. ‘But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, multiplied and grew exceedingly mighty…’ (Exodus 1:7) Human nature, when left to its own devices, is prone to settling down and becoming comfortable. The biggest enemy […]
OVERFLOW Thrift Store is officially underway! After diligent planning & preparation OVERFLOW is now open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The location is 202 South Duff, Ames – across from Dollar Tree – it was the location of Aaron’s and they’ve moved their store out of Ames so we took over the space. We have collected and continue to collect […]
Barnabas: This name was applied to the associate of Paul, who was originally called Joses or Joseph (Acts 4:36), as a testimony to his eloquence. Its literal meaning is “son of prophecy.” This is interpreted in Acts 4:36 as “son of Encouragement” or “son of exhortation,”or “son of consolation.”He was a Levite from the island […]
Summertime is defined as a period of fruition (a state of bearing fruit), fulfillment, happiness, and beauty. Being in education, I get the opportunity to witness the excitement on the faces of students and teachers in anticipation of summer. It’s a time to finally get out of the building, go on vacation, get to the aquatic […]
“So what does it Look Like… to be a Christian who is Not Struggling?” Joseph of Arimathea -was a “rich man” (Matthew 27:57), “a councilor of honorable estate,” or member of the Sanhedrin (Mark 15:43; Luke 23:50), “a good and righteous man …. who was looking for the kingdom of God” (Luke 23:50; Mark 15:43), […]