Pressing On by Leaning In and Loving Deeply

These past few weeks I have taken some time to meditate on the reality that even though our world looks a lot different than it did on January 1, there are certain things that have not changed. One of the unchanging realities is that the mission of the church remains the same. We still have…

Hello? God? Do You See Me? Do You Care?

Psalm 139 is famous mainly for two lines:  Verse 14 – “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Largely applied to one’s identity and significance.) Verses 23 & 24 – “Search me, O God, and know my heart!” (Largely applied to one’s desire to see their own sin and to repent of…

Made For Another World

By Dave Zuleger, Lead Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church (south campus) The Struggle is Real This title is not meant to be a trite, one-liner for the season of life we find ourselves in. The world around us is different. Things are not as they were a month ago or even a week. There is…

Patient Peace In the Midst of a Pandemic

*By Dave Zuleger But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The LORD is…

Scriptures to Ponder If You Idolize Control

I’m a planner. I love making lists, and I love checking off lists. I’m very task-oriented and responsibility-driven. Fulfillment is not only something I enjoy feeling but also something I enjoy doing. I love fulfilling grocery lists, meetings with friends, and the never ending list of chores for our home. I even enjoy planning out…

Jesus-like wisdom makes us patient people and patient people are forgiving people. How’s that look in your life?

Photo by Felix Koutchinski on Unsplash A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 Jesus-like wisdom makes us patient people and patient people are forgiving people. Instead of becoming irritated, wise and patient people overlook the sins of others. Q: What does it mean to overlook the sin in other…