Hebrews 11:1

Dive Deeper “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”  Hebrews 11:1 Behind the Scenes Over the past six weeks, we have spent our mornings looking at various facets of confidence – places in our lives where we want to surrender our self-confidence to embrace Godly confidence. This week, […]

James 4:8

Thoughts from Josh Talbot Dive Deeper “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”  James 4:8 Behind the Scenes This week we are looking at how repentance builds our God-fidence! I loved Colleen’s perspective yesterday on sorrow vs repentance. She highlighted that sorrow produces […]

Colossians 2:8

Thoughts from Josh Talbot Dive Deeper See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.   Colossians 2:8 Behind the Scenes This week we are looking at what it means to seek Godly wisdom and how this can impart […]

Psalm 121:1-2

Thoughts from Josh Talbot Dive Deeper “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”  Psalm 121:1-2 Behind the Scenes Here in Alaska, we have tangible examples of the beautiful imagery depicted in these verses. Almost anywhere you go on the road system, […]

Philippians 4:11-13

Thoughts from Josh Talbot Dive Deeper “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can […]

John 8:34-36

Dive Deeper “Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. ‘“  John 8:34-36 Behind the Scenes What a journey this has been! For the past five […]

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Dive Deeper “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.  For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things […]

Philippians 2:3

Dive Deeper “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 Behind the Scenes As Crystal highlighted earlier this week, pride is a sneaky sin. It creeps its way into our lives often masked by innocent intentions. At least that is how it’s reared its ugly head in my […]

Luke 12:25

Dive Deeper “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”  Luke 12:25 Behind the Scenes Last week, a devastating massacre occurred in Uvalde, TX. As you read this, a husband, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, a community, and a nation are grieving the loss of precious ones […]

James 1:14-15

Dive Deeper “But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.”  James 1:14-15  Behind the Scenes The enemy is sly. His minions gather intel about each one of us. (Remember – Satan […]