Pastor Jonathan’s Blog

The Waiting Game

Instant gratification is the desire of the current culture. This generation is truly a “have it now” and “have it your way” people. From fast food, to Netflix, to buying anything with one click on Amazon, to even dating with the swipe of a finger on Tinder, this is an instant gratification culture. Most of

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On the Apostle’s Suffering

We live in a age where every kind of knowledge is right at our fingertips. Yet there are certain facts, once known by many, that have slipped through the cracks. There were oral traditions in  previous centuries that most Christians knew and passed on to their children and to their children’s children. These oral histories

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How to Catch the Bus

Let me first make sure we have all the facts straight. A bus is a very large piece of equipment used for transportation. Typically they are shaped like giant rectangles and painted bold bright colors. If you see a bus then you probably recognize that is in fact a bus. In college, kids used to

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The Day the Farmer Planted Himself

A farmer wakes up early one morning and looks out on the open field up the hill from his budding garden. As the sun rises on the field, he envisions rows of fruit bearing trees that his family could enjoy for generations to come. With a handful of seeds, the farmer makes his way to

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Putting Desperation Where it Belongs

Why is it that people are so desperate to have important people on their side? It is like we are living a lifetime version of playground dodgeball where everyone wants to pick the best arms first and no one wants to get picked last. We are just terrified that we are gonna get on a

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Why We Love Superheroes

Today’s prototypical superhero began in 1936 with a character named The Phantom and was shortly followed by our beloved Superman in 1938. People both young and old have been enamored with the spectacular powers of these super humans for many decades. From heroes who are pure of heart like Captain America to heroes with a

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The Lifetime Process of Joy

You might have heard it said that there was something different about joy in comparison to happiness. I have heard it said that “Happiness is based on a happening,” which means happiness is circumstantial. Joy is this crazy thing that we can have in the midst of suffering. What if there is even more to

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On the Resurrection

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the pinnacle of the redemption story of the Bible, it is the single event that proves His power over sin and death. Without this event, the Christian is a hopeless individual. The apostle Paul writes that we should be pitied without the resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:17-19 (ESV) If Christ

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What’s the Big Deal?

So Sunday is Easter, right? That means my kids get out of school for a few days, we might go out of town or something, we might give them some candy in a basket with some of that weird looking grass shaped paper, we might even hide a bunch of eggs around the yard.

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