Entries by Pastor Rob Smith

Hope For The World

Hope!  A most excellent week one for Surprised By Hope.  Our reading and video helped wind us through the streets in our community.  As we look out the window, we see that everyone is busy.  Production is high, success is often the focus, our married couples are both facing challenging demands in trying to get […]

You Gave Me Something To Eat

What is it to inherit the kingdom?  “For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat…Whatever you do to the least of these you do to me.” We talk a lot on Sunday’s about feeding others.  I often ask about how we are making room for others at the table.  To live into […]

“We Need To Talk”

A new blog post from Shannon, and one that all of our young men and women should read.  In a world that continues to try to lead you to happiness if…  If you look like…  If you buy ….  If you do….  You are worth taking care of you.  Thank you Shannon for another great […]

How Do We Let Go

An insightful blog post that encourages us to be intentional in entering deeper within our relationship with God.  From one of our own college students, Shannon Skelly.  Great work Shannon!. How Do We Let Go?

We Are God’s House

Hebrews 3: 1-11 …if.  While love is unconditional, to live into church as a verb has the conditional “if”.  “If we hold firm the confidence and pride that belong to hope.  Hope is something outside of ourselves.  As is church.  My favorite theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer–one who lived understanding that church is not an institution to […]

Made Perfect through Sufferings

Hebrews 2:1-10 The pioneer is made perfect, how? I want to be careful how we understand suffering.  One of the blessings of serving as a pastor is the amazing situations where we find God places us.  From hospital rooms, times of loss, and real struggle–theological education did not prepare us with the right words or […]