Have you ever wondered what are the evidences of someone being spiritual? Or how about pondering what is it the more spiritual people should be doing? No?........You probably don't need to keep reading if your answer is no! In Galatians 5 we are shown the evidences of what it looks like to be spiritual and not so spiritual, in the flesh. In Galatians 6 we see that those walking in the Spirit, displaying the fruit of the Spirit are the Continue reading
Do you ever feel like you are at war with yourself? Do you sense the tension that is within you? The Apostle Paul speaks of this war within us in our passage for this Sunday, towards the end of Galatians chapter 5 in the New Testament. Every person that has Continue reading
Join us for the first ever Eggsplosion Community Event in Locust Grove on Saturday, April 8th at Locust Grove Elementary School on Route 20 starting at 2pm. This FREE, Easter inspired event is sure to bring some joy to your family. We will have over 3,000 eggs, several inflatables and moon bounces and pictures with the Easter Bunny! The event will take place on the fields behind the school. The egg hunt is for kids under 10. You should register to guarantee your spot at the event. Register here!
We live in a day that desires liberation of every kind. Men, children and women are demanding freedom to do as they please. The strange thing is, is that some who are choosing a path of freedom, are enslaved in the bondage of drugs, alcohol, sexual pleasures, materialism and other forms of bonage. Legalism offers a nice clean presentation that makes all of the expectations clear, but it is bondage. Extreme liberty or Continue reading
The statement “freedom is not free” resonates with those who understand the sacrifices our military has made for us to enjoy enduring freedom. In our modern society, the freedom that we enjoy is often under attack. Thankfully there are men and women that continue to stand up and pay the price of freedom. In a similar fashion, Jesus paid the price of our freedom. Christ paid our debt and bondage of sin through His death on the Continue reading
Freedom. Just yesterday my wife and I walked through down town Richmond, Virginia past the St. John's Church. This is the location where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech on March 23, 1775 at the Second Virginia Convention. At this convention Henry proclaimed those ringing words "Give me liberty, or give me death!" The reality is that in the Christian life when we don't have liberty, we actually have death. Freedom is the amazing topic we are going to tackle over the next 6 weeks in our new sermon series "Freedom: breaking free of the traps of life." We are beginning on Sunday, February 26th at 10:30am and would love for you to join us in this series based on Galatians 4-6. Each week in these powerful passages we will unlock the truth of the Scripture regarding the freedom we have in Christ and identify the traps that so easily ensnare us. "Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1
The Bible has been given to us as an instructional manual for life. It has everything we need for every season of life. At Flat Run we have chosen our disciple group ministry to move the worshiping disciple through the Word of God in a more focused, personal and accountable way to address those different seasons in life. While Bible truth is important, we also recognize that as a Believers we need more than just a Bible study. God makes it Continue reading
What are you planning to focus on in 2017? Maybe your new year's resolutions focused on your health, your finances, maybe even your family or a hobby you enjoy! What ever you plan to set your eyes on in 2017 it is important to set the pattern early in the year and give it your focus and commitment now. May I suggest you consider a focus on your Continue reading
Preparing for Christmas can be one of the most exhausting exercises on the calendar! The festivity of it all really is unlike any other experience that we enjoy in our culture today. If you find yourself worn down or maybe neglecting the true meaning for the celebration with all of the planning, shopping and decorating crowding your schedule, let me make a suggestion to keep the celebration Christ centered. Plan to worship Him!
Worship Christ throughout the Advent season, including Christmas Eve and Continue reading
Community is one of the basic needs for humanity that we often overlook in a culture of individualism and seclusion. While social media in recent years seems to make us feel more interconnected it may just be deceiving us further in believing we are more connected in community than we really are. Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of social media to an extent and believe that it is a better community forum than no community at all, but it can never live up to the real thing, personal interaction. Community is that network of relationships that is centered around something that you have in common. It could be shared ideas, attitudes, interest, goals or location of residence. So community can be your household, your neighborhood, work place, hobby group, sports team or church. We are actually a part of multiple communities at any given time. I would like to look at why community in the church should be a priority for all believers. Let's take a brief look Continue reading