Month: August 2018

The Longest Journey

Huntington’s disease has been described as a culmination of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and ALS; all formidable challenges on their own.  In addition, Huntington’s often develops in younger people who are in the prime of their life.  “The Longest Journey,” is a documentary about Sharon Shaffer…

Preaching and Teaching

When Paul sent his first letter to Timothy who was serving in Ephesus, his main concern was the false teachers preaching for personal gain.  He describes them this way in chapter 6 verse 5: “people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the…

Reaching Out to those in Need

Don’t Go to Church Over 250 members of the Church That Matters in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa, decided not to go to church on Sunday.  Instead, they took part in the church’s annual “Don’t Go To Church Sunday,” community service project. …

Finding Ways to Serve God

Your decision to follow Jesus is a decision to spend your life serving God.  The teachings of Jesus are filled with ways to serve God.  The foundation of your service to God is love.  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As…

Your Faith in God

When the Apostle Paul wrote his second letter to the Thessalonians he was responding to their endurance during often violent oppression.  The Christians were a minority in Thessalonica and were being persecuted for their beliefs; nevertheless, they remained faithful.  It’s not uncommon for Christians…

Urban Disciples

“Urban Disciples,” written by Janell Paris and Margot Eyring, is a wonderfully thoughtful workbook designed to build urban mission teams.  Janell and Margot have years of experience in serving the inner city and share their knowledge and insights in this step-by-step guide to developing,…

How to Please God

God wants you to be happy, full of joy, looking forward to your future, and celebrating your past.  We reach this place in our lives when we turn from our sin and trust Jesus as our Savior.  The primary way we please God is…

Christians are Different

When the apostle Paul sent his letter to the Colossians, he was trying to help them avoid the distractions of unbelievers who were pulling them in the wrong direction.   His mission was to get the Colossians centered on the teachings of Jesus.  Near the…

Faith’s Song

Faith is a talented teenage singer who solos in the church choir.  She has two loving parents and lots of close friends.  Faith is living a joyful life until the tragic death of her parents in a car crash.  Now she has to leave…

Two Steps from Hope

This film was written and produced by Jr. High and High School students from Indiana, assisted by filmmaker George Johnson.  This was a church sponsored summer project with the goal of communicating the Gospel through film.  With that in mind, the result is awesome!…

Fireproof

“Fireproof” is the story of a fire captain, Caleb, who is struggling through a difficult marriage.  Caleb and his wife Catherine are constantly arguing and have become distant living separate lives while living in the same house.  A major point of concern for Catherine…

Eternal Salvation

This is the story of an extraordinarily successful investment banker, Jonathan Wright, who is promoted to Senior Vice President of business relations for a major banking firm.  His future looks bright until he suddenly collapses on the golf course due to a serious brain…