Weekly Updates

Weekly Update 06/08/2021
June 10th, 2021
Good afternoon,What a joy to gather to sing and pray and study the Word together this past Sunday. Thank you to everyone who served our children in the preschool area! I'm sure it was a bit of a transition for the kids that haven't done that in 14 months, but I imagine they'll reacquaint themselves with that area/practice over the next few weeks.Obviously we're all grieving with Chris after the pa...
Weekly Update 06/01/2021
June 2nd, 2021
Greetings!On a lovely Sunday, we had an encouraging time of worship, as the body gathered to seek the Lord together. As we thought together on Jesus commanding, choosing, and purposing, we found a number of applications and implications in our text from Acts 9 that went to the heart of our lives. I had some wonderful moments of worship in preparing to preach on Sunday. You can check out last Sunda...
Weekly Update 05/25/2021
May 25th, 2021
Good afternoon,I pray those of you who gathered Sunday were freshly reminded of the pursuing grace of God as we considered Saul's conversion. If you missed Sunday's sermon, you can watch it here (insert link) or see the attached manuscript.As I said on Sunday, I want to commend our parents of young kids for slogging through the past 14 months. It says a lot about parents that show up knowing they ...
Weekly Update 05/18/2021
May 19th, 2021
Greetings!I’m sure that you noticed a gravel drive on the south side of our church building near the large, industrial dumpsters. That’s just a bit of evidence of the progress being made in the building project. The drive will be cemented in the next week or two, according to my info, per the requirements from the fire department. Plus, the west side of the building has been gutted, plumbing lines...
Weekly Update 05/11/2021
May 11th, 2021
Greetings!What a wonderful time we had on Sunday with finally getting to introduce a few of the babies born during the past year! I know there were a few more that were unable to be with us, but what a joy to welcome Nicole, Carmen, and Simeon as precious gifts from the Lord to pray for, point to Christ, and encourage as they grow!Pastor Chris did a superb job in helping us to see the hand of the ...
Weekly Update 05/04/2021
May 5th, 2021
Good afternoon,I know we say this often, but it's a joy to help pastor a church that loves and longs to hear the word of God. This past Sunday I had a weighty text, both in interpretation and in application. But after the service I was deeply encouraged by comments that revealed the body's appetite for the nourishment of God's word.This coming Sunday we'll pause our study in Acts so Pastor Chris c...
Weekly Update 04/27/2021
April 28th, 2021
Greetings!It has been wonderful to see more and more of our congregation together in the two services! I love the lingering outside between services as you fellowship with one another and catch up with brothers and sisters you’ve maybe missed the past year. We hope that the time will come soon where we regather in one worship service. That will be sweet! We’re really happy to be doing the month of...
Weekly Update 04/13/2021
April 15th, 2021
Good afternoon,After dividing Stephen's speech into three more manageable sections, we were able to study his conclusion this past weekend. It goes without saying, I think, but I hope you know Pastor Phil and I barely scratched the surface in that portion of Scripture. Stephen's heart and mind were saturated with the Old Testament. And He saw Jesus as the fulfillment of it all.If you missed Sunday...
Weekly Update 04/06/2021
April 9th, 2021
Greetings!I’m reminded this week of how much I love spring, especially spring in Memphis! It’s absolutely beautiful today, as I see trees bursting forth with leaves against the backdrop of a blue sky. I know clouds and rain will come, but the sight of such beauty reminds us of the time when there’s no more night, darkness, storms, or trials. The resurrection declares it so!What a wonderful weekend...
Weekly Update 03/23/2021
March 25th, 2021
Greetings!Our new STINT study is tomorrow night for the ladies and the teenagers (notice the shift in the students’ week). Devoted to God by Sinclair Ferguson is a clear book that walks through some of the key passages for living the Christian life. It’s my go-to book on the subject! I’m thankful that we’ve gotten started working through it. With this biblical exposition on key texts, we’re also h...