Thoughts from Pastor Ross

Expect Opposition

Jesus said we would be persecuted. The world will hate us because they hated Him. Remember though, Jesus said in Matthew 5:11-12, “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” God knows we will be persecuted. Don’t stop telling the Truth. People’s lives are […]

2020-06-08T12:15:38-07:00June 8th, 2020|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|

God Will Protect Us

In Psalm 91, it says, “God will protect us from the deadly pestilence that strikes in darkness and destruction at noonday”. This verse has come to my mind a lot since the coronavirus broke out and started marching around the globe. It doesn’t mean God will save us. Many Christians die all the time from […]

2020-03-16T20:56:54-07:00March 16th, 2020|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|

God wants to grow His church

The idea of a growing church on one level flies in the face of current statistics that show churches dwindling. On the other hand, after reading about revivals and movements of God like the Jesus Revolution, I see this time in history as a ripe time for revival! We have so much chaos, instability, uncertainty […]

2020-02-04T18:08:11-08:00February 4th, 2020|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|

A Healthy Church Has a Fear of The Lord

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. David C. Grabbe, writer for Bible Tools says, “The reverential awe and respect—fear—of God is what produces wisdom in making sound choices, in having good judgment, in understanding cause and effect. The fear of God makes for a good life—not just for the self, but […]

2020-01-26T22:16:00-08:00January 26th, 2020|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 […]

2019-10-24T09:27:40-07:00October 24th, 2019|Thoughts from Pastor Ross|