Each of us has experiences in our life that mark us. We remember when something happened to us and it changes the way we live. Your spiritual life is no different. The filling of the Holy Spirit is a spiritual trail marker that helps us affirmatively answer the Apostle Paul’s question to the Ephesian Christians, “Have you received the Holy Spirit?”
At Pentecost, Peter declared to the crowd that anyone who believed in Jesus, repented of their sin, and was baptized, would be given the gift of the Holy Spirit. Every believer has the Holy Spirit within them, much like a pilot light. Whether you recognize Him or not, he is there. So join Pastor Tim as he looks at what it means to live by the spirit and be naturally supernatural.
Join us this long weekend as we reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus made available to each and every one of us. Isaiah 53 states that through Jesus’ death on the cross, he has secured our shalom. This concept of shalom includes wholeness in every aspect of our lives; our body, our mind, and our relationships with others.
Pastor Libby will be sharing her testimony about how she came to know Christ and the difference he has made in her life. Libby has been a part of our community here in Plattsville and at Plattsville Church for many years now. Whether you are well acquainted with Libby and her family or not, I guarantee that there is more to her story that you should hear. Libby grew up in Australia, where God got a hold of her heart as she witnessed God’s miraculous touch in her family.
When asked about their religious affiliation, more people than ever are answering, “None of the above.” In particular, 34% of Generation Z (those born after 1996) have no religious affiliation. This is the highest figure of any generation ever. Join us as we look at the necessity of reaching our children with the message of God’s love.
“Empty” brings feelings of hopelessness, disappointment, and pain. The holidays can often amplify these feelings. But we are not alone. The disciples were filled with all the disappointment of their expectations, the grief of losing a friend, the worry about what was next, and the hopelessness of the situation. But this emptiness can actually be an invitation to experience the Good News of the Gospel. The tomb is empty because we serve a resurrecting king!
Christianity has become synonymous with a particular political party. But the idea that Christianity could become synonymous with a government was completely unimaginable to the first-century church. For the first 300 years, Christians were persecuted for their faith, but that all changed with Constantine. Join Pastor Tim as he looks at the words of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane to Peter.
You probably didn’t read it in Sunday school and you probably never memorized it, but Deuteronomy 13:6-11 has had a significant impact on the history of Christianity. Unfortunately, the impact has been incredibly detrimental. Join Pastor Tim as he looks at what it means to live like Jesus.
In a recent LifeWay Research survey of young adults (aged 23 to 30), two-thirds of those surveyed said between the ages of 18 to 22, they stopped going to church for at least a year. When asked, “why?” a third of them said they felt churches were hypocritical or judgmental. Join Pastor Tim as he looks at the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:1-5 and unpacks what Jesus says about judgement, truth, and love.