Wonderful Peace
by Aaron Glover on May 23rd, 2022
We all go through difficult times in this world. Whether due to financial stress, health issues, personal struggles, or the like - we all go through difficult times. But one of the most wonderful gifts that we, as Christians, have been given for such times is PEACE. As Jesus told His disciples on the night He was betrayed, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do ...  Read More
How is Your Heart?
by Aaron Glover on April 28th, 2022
We’ve all heard sayings like “Your heart is deceitful and wicked” or “check your heart” or “make sure your heart is right with God” Perhaps you think this way about your own heart. Where do these ideas come from, and how much truth is in them?First off, if you’re a believer YOU DO NOT HAVE A WICKED, SICK, or EVIL HEART. Actually, you have the opposite – you are the recipient of a NEW HEART (along ...  Read More
The Good Shepherd
by Aaron Glover on April 14th, 2022
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”The Gospel of John records several statements of Jesus that begin with the words “I AM”. These statements are so powerful because Jesus is teaching us deep truths about WHO HE IS through symbols that we can understand: The BREAD of life, LIGHT of the world, the DOOR, the RESURRECTION and the LIFE, the WAY the TRUTH and th...  Read More
Set Your Mind
by Aaron Glover on March 23rd, 2022
What is your mind fixed on? What things do you tend to focus on - temporal things or eternal things?If you said “temporal things”, I get it - I do the same thing all the time. Most people tend to focus on whatever is in front of them; we need to be constantly reminded to think about truths we don’t physically see everyday. As the old saying goes “out of sight, out of mind”. Paul understood this, w...  Read More
Great Things
by Aaron Glover on March 15th, 2022
 Has God done great things in your life? Can you recall His wonderful deeds? Do you ever forget what He has done in the past? Do you know what He will do in the future?Throughout the Bible, we repeatedly see God’s wonderful works being brought to remembrance. “Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples!” (Psalm 105:1)In the Old Testament, the psalmists a...  Read More
The Lie Says "Hide"
by Aaron Glover on March 8th, 2022
Who knows everything about you? Who knows the hidden parts of your life? Who knows the things you keep secret?Maybe it’s your best friend,Maybe it’s your spouse,Maybe it’s no one.We tend to hide certain parts of ourselves from others because of fear, shame, guilt, or embarrassment. Such hiding goes all the way back to the garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve hid themselves from God because of their s...  Read More
Blind Guides
by Aaron Glover on March 1st, 2022
Who do you allow to speak into your life? What voices do you listen to? Which guides are you following?In a world full of voices from self-proclaimed experts and leaders, we must be very careful who we are listening to and following. It seems like everyone wants to tell you which path to take, how to do things the right way, or what is best for you… There is no shortage of such voices.The self-pro...  Read More
Rejoice Always
by Aaron Glover on February 19th, 2022
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4).This reminder to rejoice in God at ALL TIMES is even more powerful when you consider the sufferings of the author, the Apostle Paul. If anyone understood suffering, it was Paul. He had been imprisoned, five times he received 39 lashes from Jews, was beaten with rods three times, stoned once, lived through three shipwrecks, w...  Read More
Help in Our Weakness
by Aaron Glover on February 10th, 2022
Have you ever had trouble praying? Have you ever been so overwhelmed by a situation that you can’t find the right words to say? Or have you ever been so distressed that your emotions can’t be explained? In those times, you want to pray but words just seem futile.I know the feeling. There are times when I go to God and I don’t even know where to begin. I don’t know what to say or how to say it. One...  Read More
Who Am I?
by Aaron Glover on January 27th, 2022
“Who Am I?” It’s a simple question, with a profound answer. Because our identity is at the core and foundation of our existence, our answer to such a question is paramount. How would you answer this question to yourself, “Who am I?”Many people think their identity is tied to their actions, accomplishments, or affiliations. Which may be come in positive forms:I am a (insert career title)I have done...  Read More
Fears, Doubts, & Questions
by Aaron Glover on January 20th, 2022
Do you ever struggle in your faith? Do you ever doubt what God can do? Do you ever question God’s ways?You’re not alone. In fact, you’re in good company!For the past few weeks, I’ve been preaching from Hebrews 11 and looking at the faith of our spiritual ancestors. In this portion of Scripture, we find many of the great names recalled and explained to us as a model of faith (by which they were com...  Read More
Who is Wise?
by Aaron Glover on January 13th, 2022
“Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13)In the bible, the letter from James is practical and cuts to the chase. He calls a spade a spade, and is very direct about cause and effect - What lives inside is lived outside. I like how James begins this passage with a question, “Who is wise and understanding among you?” B...  Read More
A New Day Coming
by Aaron Glover on December 16th, 2021
When you read about the birth of Jesus in the opening chapters of Luke, you notice that Jesus isn’t the only baby mentioned in the story. In fact, His cousin John (John the Baptist) seems to get quite a bit of attention… but why?A few months before Jesus was born, His cousin John entered this world. If you don’t know much about John the Baptist, here are a few interesting things about him:The ange...  Read More
Long Before He was Born
by Aaron Glover on December 9th, 2021
During the month of December, churches everywhere are spending several Sundays setting the stage to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We hear about the Angel, Mary, Joseph, Mary's cousin Elizabeth, her husband Zechariah, the prophecy of John the Baptist, King Herod, the wise men, and even shepherds! -- It's an amazing story filled with incredible people.Other than Jesus, who is the person that interes...  Read More
Press Pause for a Moment
by Aaron Glover on December 6th, 2021
We are only a few short weeks away from celebrating the birth of our Lord – the promised Son that would be “God with us”.Over the next few weeks, many of us will attend parties, wrap gifts, prepare meals, give presents, make trips, visit family, spend time with friends, go see light displays, and much more! It can be easy for us to get lost in the “holiday hubbub”, and for this season to pass us b...  Read More
Heading into the Holidays
by Aaron Glover on November 22nd, 2021
The Holiday Season is meant to be a time of thanksgiving and joy as we gather with our families to celebrate all that God has done for us through Christ and all that His has bountifully blessed us with in life.This time of year is filled with memories from former days and wonders of childhood. Many of us can recall large family gatherings, filled with laughter and fun -- a time when everything see...  Read More
Spirit vs Flesh
by Aaron Glover on November 11th, 2021
Is your life filled with works of the flesh or fruit of the Spirit?When we walk by the Spirit, He produces good fruit in us -- good for us and for others!But when we gratify the flesh, we produce foul, dead fruit -- which is good for nothing!Consider various aspects of your life: Where do you see flesh and where do you see Spirit?Some parts may be overflowing with Spirit, but some may be filled wi...  Read More
God of the Impossible
by Aaron Glover on November 4th, 2021
 We serve the God who does Impossible things:Existing without being created? ImpossibleCreating something from nothing? ImpossibleBreathing life into dust and a man comes alive? ImpossibleCreating a nation through a childless man? ImpossibleFreeing millions of slaves from a Pharaoh? ImpossibleDo you actually believe these things? Then you believe in a God who does impossible things.Using a shepher...  Read More
Fixing Our Eyes on Christ
by Aaron Glover on November 1st, 2021
Anyone who has ever spent any time on the audio/video production side of worship has experienced numerous times where things go wrong: technology glitches, software updates, cords quit working, the signal goes out randomly… These things come with the territory and you learn how to roll with them.I’ve had plenty of “bad” things happen during a worship service, but today something happened that I ha...  Read More
There is a Season
by Aaron Glover on October 21st, 2021
I love this time of year when the weather changes from Summer heat to Autumn cool: the morning air becomes crisp with a slight chill, the days feel lighter, trees change their shades, and everything seems to feel refreshing. This change of the seasons reminds me that almost everything in life is seasonal - few things last forever.The wise King Solomon wrote,      “For everything there is a season,...  Read More
The Power of Words
by Aaron Glover on October 14th, 2021
When was the last time you walked away from a conversation with someone and felt completely uplifted and invigorated? I can think of a few conversations recently where the encouraging words of a person seemed to change me and the entire environment of the room!Where I had been feeling drained, I was suddenly refilled.Where I felt deeply discouraged, I was greatly encouraged.Where I felt pessimisti...  Read More
He Has Heard My Voice
by Aaron Glover on September 30th, 2021
What a joy it is to know that our God hears us!Psalm 116:1-2 declares, “I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because He inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.”Think about it: the King of all the universe -- the God of creation -- bends His ear to hear from you when you call out to Him! This fact should simultaneously humble and del...  Read More
A Comfort for Suffering
by Aaron Glover on September 23rd, 2021
One of the things in life that is common to all people is SUFFERING. No matter who we are or where we go, at some point we all experience suffering. While some suffering is light, some suffering is horrendous. Sometimes, the pain and suffering are momentary. But Other times, our afflictions & sufferings are lasting. The pains and sufferings of this life are real, and they wound us deeply. Sin brou...  Read More
Your Favorite Bible Verse?
by Aaron Glover on September 16th, 2021
What’s your favorite Bible verse?Mine is Proverbs 3:5-6,“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,    and do not lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge him,    and he will make straight your paths.”Why is this my favorite passage?Back in 3rd grade, my Sunday School teacher would give us a piece of candy if we could recite any verse of scripture from memory. So, while riding in th...  Read More