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The True Meaning of Forgiveness: Don’t Give Up

By Ryan Chandler | May 15, 2024

Has anyone ever done something so terrible to you that you labeled it “unforgivable?” Then, today’s blog is for you. Forgiveness is one of the most challenging ideals that Jesus ever talked about. One of the reasons for that is we don’t know when we’ve done it or not. How do I know if I’ve…

How Does Easter End?

By Ryan Chandler | March 30, 2024

Mark and Kafka The strangest short story I have ever read in my entire life was The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. It’s the story of a door-to-door salesman named Gregor Samsa who awakens one morning only to discover that, by some odd wonder, he has been transformed into a giant cockroach. Now, this may sound…

Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?

By Ryan Chandler | March 3, 2024

In 1990, country musician Garth Brooks sang a song that has always been a bit of a mystery to me. The title of the song is “Unanswered Prayers.” Here is just a sampling of the lyrics below. If you want to listen along, click here. Just the other night, at a hometown football game, My…

How to Sabbath With My Family

By Ryan Chandler | February 5, 2024

According to the Bible, taking a Sabbath is not a suggestion – it’s a commandment. In fact, it’s one of the Ten Commandments. It’s so important that God elaborates more on this command than any of the others. In case you’re a little rusty on Sabbath law, here it is again: 8 “Remember the Sabbath…

Worship 817: Starting January 23

By Ryan Chandler | December 28, 2023

Welcome to Worship 817, a new ministry reaching out to young adults in the 817. We want to use this ministry to help emerging adults connect with each other, the church, and Jesus. The format for this ministry will consist of a monthly night of music and message, starting January 23 at 7:00 PM in…