Pastor's Blog

Hello! I am Tim Marks and Welcome to my blog! I pray that in these articles, you will experience the love and peace and joy that comes from following Jesus! I would love connect with you. Feel free to email me at [email protected].

October 1, 2017: Tim’s reMarks

Pastor Tim's prayer is that our hearts will be warmed as God’s Spirit breaks into our lives renewing, reviving and reforming us. Read More »

September 7, 2017: Tim’s reMarks

Respect everyone always. Every human being is made in the image of God and has intrinsic value. We don’t get to choose who we respect. Read More »

August 2, 2017: Tim’s reMarks

The Life of Moses Sermon Series Sundays in August 10:00 a.m. During August, we will take a look at the first few chapters of Exodus as we reflect on the life of Moses. Exodus finds the Children of Israel struggling to understand their identity as people of God who are enslaved in Egypt. This family has lived in Egypt for more than 400 years, and having learned the ways of Pharaoh, they serve him. They are ill-equipped to free themselves from their bondage, ... Read More »

June 27, 2017: Tim’s reMarks

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Sermon Series In worship during July we will be following the story of Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob. This story unfolds in Genesis 37 through 50. Jacob’s family is a case study in dysfunction. Jealousy, conflict, infidelity, backstabbing, violence, and dishonesty infect the family, and all this is seen in just the first two chapters! There is much to learn from the story of Joseph. It is a story of betrayal, waiting, restoration, vindication, ... Read More »

June 1, 2017: Tim’s reMarks

Pentecost This year, June begins with Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Church, when the Holy Spirit was poured out on believers gathered in Jerusalem like the rush of a violent wind, with divided tongues, as of fire appearing among them and resting on them. The image is what I have always associated with revival — a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit, an awakening and empowering for service to God. I frequently pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on ... Read More »

May 2, 2017: Tim’s reMarks

A Rediscovery Manasseh has the distinction of being the longest reigning and most evil of the kings of Judah, the southern kingdom of Israel. During his reign, he turned the people away from God and followed the pagan practices of the nations that God had driven from the land of promise. The temple was defiled, and fell into disrepair. It was probably during this time that the book of the law was hidden in the temple to protect it from the ... Read More »

March 31, 2017: Tim’s reMarks

The Light of the World “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’” – John 8:12 (NRSV) Since ancient times, light and fire have reminded people that God is here with us. During the Exodus, the LORD went before the children of Israel “in a pillar of cloud by day…and a pillar of fire by night, to give them light…” (Exodus 13:21). ... Read More »

March 2017: Tim’s reMarks

Nail Driven “When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.” — Luke 9:51 (NRSV) People can be motivated by a variety of things. Some are motivated by the financial, personal, or social gains of success. For others, apprehension about failing fuels their success – and for many of these it is the fear of shame associated with the failure that is their motivation. We are all motivated by something, ... Read More »

February 2017: Tim’s reMarks

Ordinary Time “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought to him all the sick, those who were afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he cured them. And great crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.” — Matthew 4:23-25 ... Read More »

December 2016: Tim’s reMarks

New Life in Unexpected Places “A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD … On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall ... Read More »

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?