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Good Friday Is A Strange Phrase

To think of the words "death" and "good" in the same context is something that's just not natural for us, yet the Friday before Easter is typically referred to as Good Friday. This is the day Christians reflect upon the death of Jesus, and while it was a horrible event of death, it was simultaneously [...]

By | April 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should You Avoid The Easter Bunny?

Easter means so many things to people in our culture today. As Christians, it’s very easy to just fall in line with the culture and go through this “holiday” like everyone else whether they are a follower of Jesus or not. “Easter” has taken a Christian celebration and turned it into yet another marketplace, secular [...]

By | April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Raising a Family: Church Alone Isn’t Enough

In November of last year, God blessed our church with the addition of a new staff member, Jimbo Watson and his family. I, along with many of you, have been able to see firsthand how Jimbo really cares for the students and wants to see them become disciples of Jesus in every way possible. I'm [...]

By | March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

God Doesn’t Need You

From the time we are born, we are constantly "in need" of something or someone. As a baby, our greatest need is for someone to do everything for us. Time eventually progresses, and we end up as adults who are able to take care of ourselves with much less dependency on others. However, there's still [...]

By | February 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Small Steps. Big Impact.

If you've ever tried to do anything new before, then you know at first it can be harder than you expected. I was reminded of this just after Christmas when I tried to ride my son's new hoverboard. He made it look so easy, and he's only 9, so I thought for sure I could [...]

By | February 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adults Acting Like Kids

As an adult, there are those days when I'd love to be a kid again... You know, when your biggest concern is which toy you'll play with when you get home or if you'll pass your spelling test... You are of course mostly focused on yourself and what you want, and your concerns seem like [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Distracted Christianity

Distractions.... They are everywhere and easily shift our focus away from where it should be. We shouldn’t be surprised that we often struggle to stay focused on what matters most because we are constantly bombarded with so much coming at us from so many different directions. Just consider driving your vehicle down the road... Did [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gang-Like Church

I'll be perfectly honest here that I have no previous experience or expertise on what a gang is really like. My only perceptions are those I see on TV, but I think I know enough to understand the idea that the members of a gang are a close-knit group, really close. They are close because [...]

By | January 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Awkward Moment With Jesus

Awkward moments. We've all been there... You say something you didn't mean to say. You see that person you haven't seen since you blew them off or ignored their texts. You spill a drink on someone which leaves them drenched with no change of clothes. Someone gossips to you about someone else only to have [...]

By | January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christmas Reflections and 2019 is Here!

Christmas came and went by like a blur. I hope your time with family went well and you were able to actually live in the moment as you celebrated the birth of Jesus with the people closest to you. As The Grove Church, we celebrated Christmas in a big way, and we're giving God all [...]

By | January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments