The loving heart of God is both the most gentle and wonderfully warm embrace we will ever know, AND the strong and disciplining Hand of correction--all at the same time!
Reclaiming Biblical Love
A primary reason the Lord called us as a congregation to declare 2017 as the “Year of Love” has to do with the fact that in our culture “Love” has been … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/08/reclaiming-biblical-love/
God is calling us--for a bunch of reasons-to have an Elder's Body...
For the Love of Elders
In this, the year of love, it appears the Lord is calling us to raise up an Elder’s Body in our Congregation to help shoulder the spiritual load. The Lor… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/07/love-elders/
Wow! We are in a new and exciting season, Church!
We had an amazing time last weekend as a church family! I have had many tell me that this past weekend was a breakthrough for our church—the dawning of a new season … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/06/elder-love/
Two very important happenings are coming up in the next couple days!
A Weekend of Love
Today, tomorrow, and Sunday are important days in the life of our Church-and could eternally impact your life, and the life of your family!
Biblical Eldersh… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/06/weekend-love/
God spoke to me about what He desires for us in this time of wilderness training...
I two-way journaled a couple weeks ago, thanking the Lord for the amazing Church Council meeting we had on May 23 and asking Him to speak to me about the Wilderne… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/06/wilderness-love/
God is moving in some very exciting ways - in our Family
Love in Action
It is exciting to be part of this great church family! Last Sunday was the most powerful experience of the Holy Spirit’s presence in a worship service that most … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/06/love-action/
Our Identity MUST be in Jesus FIRST as Christians; yet that means a willingness to change in every area--including our social structures...
Our Identity in Christ
I felt the Lord say these words to me last week as I was asking Him to clarify our identity as a Church and my identity as a pastor: “My Church has an ide… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/05/our-identity-christ/
When we become numb to the Lord, we usually become hyper-sensitive to the people we love...
Returning to First Love
As I was plugging in this laptop computer to write you this note, the oddest thing happened. I dropped the cord on my foot—just the plug-in part—and it … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/05/returning-first-love/
Jesus served out of perfect security; insecure people serve to try and be secure--at great expense to themselves and the Kingdom...
Jesus knew that the Father had given Him authority over everything and that He had come from God and would return to God. So He got up from the table, took off His … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/04/secure-love/
The Staff-Parish committee has named our new children's pastor!
For the Love of the Children
I am very pleased to announce to you that your Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), after careful prayer and deliberations, has promoted John Pa… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/03/love-children/