Psalm 96 calls us to sing a song of praise to God this fall. This is a new song, different from our "me-centered" song of praise. This is a new song, fresh every day, flowing from our first-hand relationship with God. I challenge us all to sing this song of a life lived in worship with our God this fall. Here are two quick "tools" to help keep your song singing to God, and...Keep Reading
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“...the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few,” Matthew 9:37 (NIV). This verse is one of the most memorable in the Bible for me, but what does it mean to you? Recently, our newly formed White Oak community got a chance to live out this verse by performing a simple act of kindness to a community in need in our very first scatter time....
Have you ever wondered who the Elders are at The Well? We’re kicking off a series called Meet the Elders to help you get to know these leaders in our church. First up… Meet Matt. As the Lead Pastor at The Well, he oversees the team of Elders. You might think you know him well, but check out this Q&A to learn a little bit more about a day in the life of Matt....
During the past two years, Lisa and I have spent a lot of time in the Riverdale neighborhood—engaging, serving, and sharing the gospel. We’ve battled bedbugs, loneliness, and discouragement, but by God’s grace we've gotten to know so many neighbors from many nations, have shared the gospel several times, which led to three salvations!...
In the early hours of Sunday morning, June 12, a horrific act of violence took place at a night club in Orlando, Florida. When tragedy strikes it is often difficult to have the right words and actions in response. It is in times like these, as Christians, we must hold tightly to the truth of Scripture....
We often neglect our most important relationships. God is with you, right now. Are you ignoring Him? He's walking with you on the path He's laid out. That's why it's the right path: His Son gave His life, and rose to life, in order to walk it with you. Are you in step with Him? Here's a simple way to become aware of and in step with your Father this season. You will wa...Keep Reading
Hey there, church. As we looked into Acts 17 this past Sunday we saw that Paul made intentional connections to the gospel by 1. Seeing what the culture valued. 2. Affirming that value and 3. Extending it to its full culmination in Christ. Here are two helpful resources for growing in your ability to share the gospel in these kinds of ways. 1. Bible Study (two parts): The...Keep Reading
People are starting new relationships with God! It is a joy to see the grace of God break into someone's life as they receive the work that Jesus has done for us to pay the penalty for our sin, and make us a son/daughter of God! Here are some helpful places to start growing in your relationship w/God, if its new or old. 1. Pray! Just spend time talking to God. Here is a ...Keep Reading
In Luke 10, a lawyer responds to the commandment to love God and love neighbors as yourself by asking Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?" Jesus responds with a parable that strikingly reframes the question.Who will be a neighbor?...Keep Reading
December snuck up on me. I'm probably not the only one. I am hopeful that Christmas, the Advent ("arrival") of Christ will not. Attached are two reading guides, one from The Well CC and the other from The Village Church in Dallas, TX. You will find both simple and helpful in your preparation and meditation on the coming of Jesus. Enjoy!...Keep Reading
You will find these resources very helpful in fighting sexual sin. It is only by seeing the unending love and grace of our fantastic Savior, Jesus, that we are transformed. The fight is a serious one and the stakes are high. Pornography and/or adultery will destroy you personally, your relationships, and your marriage. Your continued silence and growing sin falsely shouts ...Keep Reading
Should I consider getting baptized? Short answer: If you are trusting in the work of Christ to save you and you are not yet baptized, then yes, you should consider getting baptized. Read Why......Keep Reading
Jesus told us to feed on Him. He equated feeding with believing, trusting, coming to Him over and over for life. To keep coming back to Him is to continue hearing His words, talking with Him, abiding in an ongoing relationship with Him. Core to this relationship with Christ, is hearing Godâ€™s words, the bible. You will not grow if you are not in Christâ€™s wo...Keep Reading