THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR ROSS

Get God’s Perspective

As we begin a new year, where in your life do you need a new perspective?

Look at Psalm 119:18. We have to remember that so much of the violence and crime we read about is part of a huge spiritual battle. The devil has come to steal, kill, and destroy. Jesus has come […]

2020-01-20T11:48:00-08:00January 20th, 2020|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|

Jesus is the Word Who Became Flesh

Jesus is the Incarnate Word. Dr. Halley’s wrote in Halley’s Handbook that “God became a man in order to win humanity to Himself. God could have made human beings with an instinct to do His will, but He chose rather to give them power to decide for themselves their attitude toward their Creator. But […]

2020-01-03T16:47:44-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|

Refusing to Give Thanks Brings Trouble!

Look at Romans 1:21-32. Exchanging glory –giving glory to the creation instead of the Creator, is key here. Suppressing the Truth and living with the assumption that we are the captain of our ship and that everything has a natural explanation will leave us shipwrecked on an island of futility and the deep consequences of […]

2019-12-09T19:52:14-08:00December 9th, 2019|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|

Seek God The Gift-Giver

God wants us to seek Him, not the signs that point to Him. We can get caught up in looking for the signs. Going to a church for the evidence of the Holy Spirit and not the Spirit. For the amazement and wonder and not the Wonder-maker. To see the miracle and not meet the […]

2019-11-03T09:12:05-08:00November 3rd, 2019|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|

We Need the Right Perspective

Read Ephesians 1:18, Colossians 3:1-4, and 1 Peter 4:14.

Knowing we are safe with Jesus gives us the right perspective. That’s how Stephen was able to endure martyrdom in Acts 7. We are safe because we are already saved! We are already with Christ positionally outside of time. Look at Ephesians 2:4-6. The devil […]

2019-10-24T09:27:40-08:00October 24th, 2019|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|

We Need to be Ready to Serve

The early church chose seven men full of the Holy Spirit, wisdom, and with a good reputation to serve in the church so that the apostles could spend their time devoted to prayer and studying the Word. One of these men, Stephen, was bearing so much fruit, performing so many miracles, that the local religious […]

2019-10-17T14:01:30-08:00October 17th, 2019|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|

Trust God’s Plan

Look at these verses. God is constantly moving the pieces on the chessboard of life as we make our moves. And He even prompts us to make certain moves. We know this from Phil. 2:13. God is working all things together for the good for those who love Him and are called by Him! To […]

2019-09-04T19:57:48-08:00September 4th, 2019|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|

God is on Our Side

The Greek word for “God” in Acts 4:24 means “absolute Master”, an uncommonly used Greek word for God in the New Testament. Don’t you want Him on your side?! The absolute master of the universe! We are not talking about a fictional character like an Avenger or some super hero. This is the Lord who […]

2019-09-04T19:55:18-08:00September 4th, 2019|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|