identity

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied…”And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”-Matthew 16:16-18 (NIV)Isn’t it interesting how Jesus looks back at Peter after he confesses that Jesus …

advance

“Go in the strength you have…am I not sending you?” -Judges 6:12,14Over the last few weeks, we have witnessed the ministry of Awaken advance in ways we had only dreamed of a few months ago when we arrived here. Last Tuesday evening, 10 of us (not including little Amelia Shuping, who is only 6-weeks old) …

new

If you’re like a lot of other people, the beginning of the year signifies NEW things and NEW opportunities in life; perhaps a new routine, new goals, or simply a chance for a fresh start. Regardless of whether or not you chose a Resolution for 2007, the New Year gives us hope for better things …

thanks

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. -1 Thessalonians. 5:16-18 (NIV)As 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 reminds us, we are called to live joyfully always, and the season of Thanksgiving serves as a great reminder of how we live this out. Our source for …