Posts with the category “pursue-the-promises”

The Answers to Our Questions
by Sydney Wilson, Marketing Coordinator on June 17th, 2024
It can be so easy to question why God allows bad things to happen, can’t it? Here’s an excerpt from Sydney Wilson’s Blog post on this topic: “Here’s the positive thing – the solution to the burning questions we have about our suffering. God, just like Paul did for Rome, has given us the answer before the question.” Check out her full post to see what she means and read four powerful Biblical examples.  Read More
Why Me?
by Cristen Crossley, Discover Director on June 10th, 2024
In this week’s Blog post, Cristen Crossley shares a powerful personal story about her cancer diagnosis, how the Lord was with her and how he used that challenging time in her life for good. She also shares why many people struggle with this month’s promise and what it really means.  Read More
God promises to work everything out for our good.
by Shane Wilson, Lead Pastor on June 3rd, 2024
As we head into summer and our sixth promise in our Pursue the Promises all-church theme, we are reminded that, even in the midst of difficult circumstances, God can bring about positive outcomes and use our trials to shape us into the people He wants us to be. Be sure to take a moment to listen to Pastor Shane’s Blog post (video) that kicks off our June promise.   Read More
With God, It’s Personal
by Erin Arva, Communications Director on May 27th, 2024
As we wrap up May’s promise, our last Blog post for the month touches on how personal the Word of God is. Regardless of the “what-ifs” that worry us, God is good, steadfast and true, and His Word is personal. He cares about all that you’re facing. Take a few moments today to reflect on this promise and remember that the Lord is reaching His hand out to you.  Read More
God’s Presence, Protection & Provision
by Denny Sproull, Pastoral Care Pastor on May 20th, 2024
The mark of God's people is not incapacitating fear, but rather contrite courageous confidence in God. In today’s Blog post, Pastor Denny shares some powerful truths and various key Bible verses related to this month’s promise, along with some humor (of course!). Only when we trust the reality of God's presence, protection and provision for our lives can we share the joy He intends for us.  Read More
The Power to Overcome Our Fears
by Dan Baker, Dramatic Arts Pastor on May 13th, 2024
God’s promise in Isaiah 41:13 is powerful. In the midst of our fear, He comforts us and promises to deliver us from all fear. Does that mean we’ll never experience fear again? No, but fear no longer has the power to control us. Take a few moments to read Pastor Dan’s post about how to tap into this amazing promise!  Read More
God promises to deliver us from all fear.
by Shane Wilson, Lead Pastor on May 6th, 2024
Isaiah 41:13 is likely one of the greatest promises in the Bible. Give your fears to God – He hears you and has promised to deliver you from fear. Check out Pastor Shane’s latest Blog post (video) that kicks off our fifth featured promise.  Read More
We Sow Our Prayers Like Seeds
by Melissa Ball, An Online Campus Host & Prayer Partner on April 29th, 2024
With April coming to a close and gardens in full bloom, Melissa Ball paints a vivid picture. Similar to how we tend a garden, we sow our prayers like seeds. We tend to our prayer seed by watering it with more prayers and pulling out weeds of unbelief. It takes persistence and, regardless of what we might see at the “surface,” our Creator is always working.  Read More
Working at Being Intentional in My Prayer Life…Every Day
by Dave Reed, Director of Recovery & Support Ministries on April 22nd, 2024
Be encouraged today by Dave Reed’s Blog post, in which he shares an authentic look at past challenges, the power of his wife’s prayers and the Lord’s faithfulness throughout. He also shares how he’s very intentional about connecting with the Lord every day for guidance and direction.  Read More
Waiting with Anticipation
by Katie Olson, SEU at CLA Camp Hill Pastor on April 15th, 2024
In this week’s Blog post, Pastor Katie reminds us that prayer is much more than a search bar and delivery system (after all, God is not Google). Prayer is an expression of sincere desire sparked out of a deep relationship with God – it's believing He is able and willing to answer our prayers. Read the full post.  Read More
God promises to answer our prayers.
by Shane Wilson, Lead Pastor on April 8th, 2024
Don’t stop trusting the Lord and praying – He hears you! Take a few moments to check out Pastor Shane’s latest Blog post (video) that kicks off our fourth featured promise.  Read More
God promises to give us rest. (Study)
by Shane Wilson, Lead Pastor on April 1st, 2024
As we wrap up our March promise, we encourage you to take a few moments to reflect on this question: Have you responded to Jesus’ invitation to come to Him and find true rest? In today’s Blog post, Pastor Shane delves a bit deeper into this promise.  Read More
Rest in the Middle of Turmoil
by Amy Stuter, Early Childhood Director on March 25th, 2024
Be encouraged today by Amy Stuter’s Blog post, in which she candidly shares going through two incredibly challenging times – first the death of her mother as a young girl, and then her youngest son’s cancer diagnosis. Yet even in the midst of weariness, she and her family found peace and rest in Jesus. He offers this same rest to you today!  Read More
My Grandfather’s Wisdom – Be Still
by Erin Arva, Communications Director on March 18th, 2024
In this week’s post, Erin shares wise words from her grandfather that she heard growing up that are still meaningful today. The rest that Jesus provides brings us closer to Him, reminds us of who He is, helps us live life to the fullest and replenishes us in whatever we’re facing. Check out this week’s post.  Read More
To Give Us Rest
by Amanda Anderson, Executive Pastor on March 11th, 2024
“…Doesn’t that sound like relief? You can take on Jesus’ yoke and walk with Him. If we take on His yoke, He forgives us of sin and will help us to navigate the situations of life in a way that is God-honoring.” Read Pastor Amanda’s full post.  Read More
God promises to give us rest.
by Shane Wilson, Lead Pastor on March 4th, 2024
Jesus gave His life for us so that we might live abundantly. He does not want us to live a wearied life, and we can find true rest in Him. Start your week by checking out Pastor Shane’s latest post, which kicks off our third featured promise.  Read More
Riches in Jesus
by Jamey McClintock, Adult Ministries Director on February 26th, 2024
As a new widow, Jamey shares how, even in the midst of a significant personal hardship, she has experienced the riches of Jesus. And these riches prevail no matter what we face. You will be encouraged today by her wise, insightful and candid post.  Read More
Not a Last-Minute Fix
by Scott Ball, Executive Pastor on February 19th, 2024
“…God's provision goes way beyond just the stuff we need. He's there to give us strength when we're feeling weak, to provide solutions to our problems and even to guide us out of tricky situations…” Check out Pastor Scott’s full post.  Read More
Are Your Hands Out or Up?
by David Richards, Kids & Family Pastor on February 12th, 2024
In this week’s post, Pastor David shares why comparing our lives to others isn’t a game, and why focusing our eyes on the Lord makes a difference. He also gives insight into how and why to actively pursue God, along with four daily prayer points.  Read More
God promises to meet our needs.
by Shane Wilson, Lead Pastor on February 5th, 2024
Do you believe the Word of God is true and that He will meet all of your needs? It is, and He will! Take a few minutes today to check out Pastor Shane’s latest post, which kicks off our second featured promise.  Read More
I Knew I Wasn’t Really Alone
by Matt Nelsen, Media Pastor on January 29th, 2024
In this week’s post, Pastor Matt shares a story from his childhood and three important truths that illustrate ways that God is with us. He also offers several simple action steps we can take today as we pursue God’s promises.  Read More
God promises to be with us.
by Shane Wilson, Lead Pastor on January 22nd, 2024
The Bible is filled with the promises of God…promises that God has uniquely made for you to anchor your life to. In this post, Pastor Shane personally invites each one of us to walk together throughout this year focused on the promises of God  Read More