If we believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the only begotten Son of God and that He came into this world and went to the cross of Calvary and died for our sins and rose again in order to justify us and to give us life anew and prepare us for heaven-if you really believe…Details
The funeral service for Lemuel Craig Houston, son of Pastor Craig and Mrs. Emily Houston, is scheduled for this Friday, January 27, at 1:00 p.m. at GracePoint Church in Bremerton. The Houstons are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support from the church family and so many others. Their desire is to celebrate Lemuel’s life with…Details
Herod Agrippa I was the grandson of Herod “the Great” through one of the sons that Herod had executed during his lifetime. Herodias was his full sister. He grew up in Rome and, was known as the “black sheep” of the Herodian family for his dissolute lifestyle and habit of running up unpaid debts. After…Details
The greatest danger with busyness is that there may be greater dangers you never have time to consider. Busyness does not mean you are a faithful or fruitful Christian. It only means you are busy, just like everyone else. And like everyone else, your joy, your heart, and your soul are in danger. We need…Details
Chapter One: An Infinite Journey Mapped Out Davis uses the imagery of two “infinite journeys,” the inward journey of conformity to Christ and the outward journey of witness to the world. Though we are constantly tempted to prioritize one over the other, in reality, we cannot make progress in either without making progress in both.…Details
Are You a Confirmation Bias Christian? “We are never not worshiping. But there is one big idol all our little manufactured idols themselves serve, and that idol is us. There’s really no new idolatry in our brave new world; we just find new ways with which to orient our worlds around ourselves.” Aging Gracefully “Every…Details
Faith does not cease being active as it undertakes the process of rigorous thinking. One need not disavow the gifts of intellect in giving thought to their Giver.
Thomas C. Oden [1931–2016], Classic Christianity,(HarperCollins, 2009), pg 180
“Herod Philip” is the name that historians use to refer to a son of Herod “the Great” named Philip who must be distinguished from Philip the Tetrarch. He lived in Rome with his wife Herodias (who was a granddaughter of Herod, and thus the niece of her husband) and their daughter Salome. When Herod Antipas…Details
Difficult tasks often have easy beginnings. It is easy to learn the first few pages of a new piano piece when the melodies were familiar, the chords simple, and the accidentals few. It is easy to run the first mile of a marathon surrounded by the contagious energy of a hundred other runners. It is…Details
Our annual Married Couples Retreat is February 17-18 at the Alderbrook Resort on Hood Canal. Our guest speaker will be Sam Wood. Although it is not required to stay overnight, special group rates are available by calling (360) 898-2200. The rates will be guaranteed until Jan. 20. There is no registration fee for the retreat.