America has an odd infatuation with celebrities. We can’t get enough information about their lives. We want to know where they eat. What they are wearing influences many. Who their friends are matters. And we especially want to know about their love life! We long to have the kind of love that the tabloids present as fun, sizzling hot, and deep meaningful romance! The problem is that most of the time it is an unrealistic facade.

True love is found in the everyday, ordinary faithfulness of real human beings. The best kind of love is found in a couple that has been married for 40 years and still holds hands. Strong love is found in people who vow to love in sickness and health - and when it comes to pass stay faithful to those vows. Deep emotional loving bonds are formed when people sacrificially serve one another out of a desire to bless the other and make them happy. In other words, true love is found when we love others as God has loved us.

One of the ways we see true love in the Bible is when faithful believers love God with all of their hearts. We will see that this Sunday in our Genesis series as Abel is faithful in loving God even though he is somewhat insignificant in the Bible. He will never make the cover of a tabloid, but he goes down as a hero of the faith!

"By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks." - Hebrews 11:4

- Pastor Curt

Theological Word of the Week:


Christ’s death on the cross viewed from the standpoint that he paid the penalty that we deserved.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

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Children's Ministry

This week Rock Kids will be digging into the story of God providing food for Elijah, found in 1 Kings 17:1-6. The kids will learn the Bible point "God is our provider, so we depend on Him." Kids may not be used to thinking of God as their provider. The way they get their food may not seem as miraculous to them as a door-to-door raven delivery service. We want to help kids see that God provides jobs and money for their parents to buy what they need.


Sermon Topic - September 29

Genesis: Beginnings

Genesis 4:1-16

“The Way of Cain”

Lectionary Readings

Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16

Philippians 2:1-13

Matthew 21:23-32

August 2019 YTD