Archive for October, 2017

“Committed Community” – A Free (MP3) sermon by Bryan Johnston »

Title: Compelled Community – Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-12 –  “The picture of the church is a group of disciples doing its part to edify the body and advance the kingdom.  It looks like hands and feet bringing love, unity, and hope to the world.  When each part is doing its work it is a healthy, […]

“Looking Back” – A devotional by Bryan Johnston »

When I was in college, I was blessed to spend one summer in Takahagi, Japan teaching English using the Bible. One day our hosting minister Sensei Yatabe, took us on a tour of Tokyo. Without any instruction or preparation, we stepped off the train in downtown Tokyo. Sensei Yatabe looked at me alone, since I […]

Doing Life Together – by Bryan Johnston »

(Editor’s note: Life Groups, often called “Small Groups” in some congregations, are groups of believers that meet at various times  to discuss Christian life. Some follow topical studies, discuss that day’s sermon, or whatever as is their interest. They are very beneficial in growing strength in the congregation. Here is a note Bryan sent out […]

The Light of the World – by Bryan Johnston »

(Written 8/27/17 – shortly after a full solar eclipse was visible from our location) Millions of people traveled hundreds of miles to witness perhaps a once in a lifetime experience – the 2017 Solar Eclipse! We traveled 100 miles to Newport, Oregon to witness one of nature’s amazing sites. It took planning and forethought to […]

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