Contributed on Jan 2, 2011
It takes discipline to be a disciple because spiritual growth is intentional, not automatic.
Getting Fit: Discipline 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Rev. Brian Bill 1/2/11 This past week our family had the opportunity to spend time with our nephew Ashton, who has been in Army Basic Training for the past nine weeks. To say the least, he is a changed man. Before I go much further, if you have ...read more
Contributed on Jan 9, 2011
We're to strive for our worship to be both reverent and filled with rejoicing. In order to do that we're going to have to rethink a few things.
Getting Fit: Worship Hebrews 12:28-29 Rev. Brian Bill 1/9/11 How many of you participated in “White Elephant” gift exchanges over Christmas? The background to this crazy tradition comes from ancient Asia, where white elephants were the ultimate pampered pets. Because they were ...read more
Contributed on Jan 16, 2011
In order to live out God's Word we must first love God's Word.
Getting Fit: The Bible Psalm 119:9-16 Rev. Brian Bill 1/16/11 “Q&A’s” are common at conferences and they make up an entire genre of jokes. Here are a few that come to mind. What do you call a song sung in an automobile? A cartoon. What to you call a deer with no eyes? ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2011
If I say I value Christ, than I must value what He values. And Since Jesus values the most vulnerable, I must value the most vulnerable.
Getting Fit: Values James 1:26-27 Rev. Brian Bill 1/23/11 Since there was no school on Monday and Mondays are my day off, our family went ice skating in Bloomington. I’m still sore almost one week later. When we arrived we quickly realized that hundreds of others had the same idea as ...read more
Contributed on Feb 13, 2011
It is impossible to outgive God.
Getting Fit: Generosity Proverbs 3:9-10 Rev. Brian Bill 2/13/11 It’s really great to be back in the pulpit today, though I wonder if I should take a few more Sundays off. Didn’t Pastor Andy do a tremendous job preaching about witnessing last week? Actually, his sermon must have ...read more
Contributed on Feb 20, 2011
If you're saved, you're a servant.
Getting Fit: Serving 1 Peter 4:10-11 Rev. Brian Bill 2/20/11 I experienced a slice of servanthood again this week as I watched a team of dedicated servants serve a funeral dinner for the family and friends of Tony Shubert this past Wednesday. Under the leadership of Lisa Johns and Amanda ...read more