We had such a powerful time in Welch W. VA serving the wonderful people there. I am humbled by all the love I see there, which is the Spirit of the Risen Christ. Everyone moves with such compassion. I am so blessed by everyone that went. The churches that partnered, Sister Cora, and our […]Read more "My Reflections about our Outreach in Welch, West Virginia"
The lie of human history is that one failure eliminates you from the love of God, from ever experiencing any kind of success and, destines one to more failures. As humans, even people in love with Christ and His Word. We fail. We fail those around us, allowing selfishness to stress our closest relationships. We […]Read more "Learn from Failure"
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17.3 I am on a journey. To know the Father. A moment of revelation was afforded me recently on why Jesus came to earth. This revelation has reminded me of Truth and refreshed my […]Read more "Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?"
I love our church. I love the heart of our people. I love how we pursue the Lord and people. I loved the Toledo Campus going door to door, and hosting a fall festival. I love our Children’s ministry and leaders, and the annual chili cookout. So glad the Lord led Pastor Matt and Mandie […]Read more "Our Compelled Community fills me with Gratefulness"
Here are my sermon notes for our “Family Values” message on Community. Family Values|Relationships October 29, 30 2016 Nate Elarton, Compelled Church We believe people grow better in community than isolation We are created for relationship. With God and with others. The greatest joys in life will not come from TV, purchases, or social media, […]Read more "We grow better in community than isolation"
We all have values. We have personal values, marriage values, and family values. These are the things that navigate our decisions and behaviors. Like, I choose not to do much to my yard, because I do not value a perfect lawn. It means nothing to me, as some men spend hundreds of dollars to have […]Read more "Family Values"
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These photos were taken today downtown Les Cayes. Many of our Toledo friends know Lovely who is living here attending University of Toledo. She spoke to her family today and they sent these photos. The photo of the ladies standing in the water are near Lovely’s home.? The other…