Membership

A healthy church presents church membership as a blessing and mandate for the believer. The blessing is that the church affirms the believer’s faith and builds the believer up in love (Eph. 4:11-16). The mandate is that Jesus requires Christians to submit to his authority by submitting to the church’s...

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A Year in Review

What. A. Year. Regardless how you feel about anything, 2016 was a whirlwind of a year. Between celebrity deaths, natural disaster, terrorism rampant globally, and everything we can amass for our personal lives, it is a wonder how we all made it. Yet here we are. To some 2016 was...

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A Praying Church – Revised

I have so loved the beginning of our ministry with Gateway — almost 7 months in, but 7 months strong. Only more to come! Erica and I, (Elijah, too) love the highly relational atmosphere, the true family dynamic, where people get to belong. The number of tangibles that Gateway has to be...

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Stairway to Heaven

Elder, David Kenser, shares a daily reflection and devotion.   The year was 1971, I was 16 driving a 1960 Ford I had worked three months in the wheat fields to afford.  It wasn’t much but it had shackle lifts on the rear end and an eight-track player I had...

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T4E: Incarnation

Hey Gateway! Beginning are a series of blog posts that will help us understand theological terms. You’re probably wondering, “Why do I need theology? Isn’t Jesus enough?” Great question! Theology, or the Study of God, should never be put before Jesus, but it helps us understand God a little better...

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Sacrifice

Elder, David Kenser, shares a daily reflection and devotion!   In the Old Testament, under the Mosaical Dispensation,  the Israelites practiced the Levitical system of sacrifices wherein they would offer up bulls and goats and sheep.  They began to believe that God desired and even needed on some level those...

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Time to Shine

Elder, David Kenser, shares a daily reflection and devotion.   I’ve read that “He who burns the candle at both ends is not as bright as he thinks he is.”  Ouch!  I resemble that statement as an elder with a full-time plus job of hospice chaplain/veteran service coordinator.  My time...

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