“Jesus prepared a safe place for the disciples to stay on the Sabbath that He lay in the tomb. Even in their great loss and sorrow, God prepared a space for them.” –Pastor Nate Elias, DMin
“Jesus invited each of us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds, so that we would not be like those without hope. Rather, we will have hope, peace and joy found only in an ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ.” –Pastor Nate Elias, DMin
“Being a neighbor is about caring for others and valuing their life more than our material possessions. In times of crisis, as Christians, we are called to value our neighbors’ lives as we value our own lives.” Pastor Nate Elias, DMin
“At some point in one’s spiritual journey, there is a realization that the point of arrival isn’t fulfilled until one arrives in heaven. Thinking that one “arrives” here on earth leads to a feeling of hopelessness and failure. Success comes through living in the journey with Jesus.
“As children, we learn of so many Bible characters and their stories. Who are some of the Bible heroes and people to admire? Abraham, Moses, Samuel, David, Daniel–maybe even Paul or some Old Testament prophets. In your top five list, I wonder if anyone would place Peter in that group of great Bible characters. Today we will explore the transformation of Peter.”
“Our society today needs Christ-focused people that live out of abundance, order and beauty. We as a church can empower our younger generations to live in Christ and be successful in the work place.” —Pastor Nate Elias, DMin
“We often fail to recognize our own feelings, and as a result fail to feel with others. Jesus felt with the feelings of those around Him, and this gift drew people to Him.” –Pastor Nate Elias, DMin
Daniel Blackaby hold a PhD in “Christianity and the Arts” from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author/co-author of eight books, including the YA Fantasy trilogy “The Lost City Chronicles.” He will be addressing issues that impact our culture and Christianity today.
“While people want to talk about Jesus, they often have malformed images of who Jesus is and what His life, death, and resurrection mean.” —Growing Young excerpt Pastor Nate Elias, DMin
“Have you ever stood before the eye chart–you know, the one with all of the letters that gets progressively smaller–and thought, ‘I wonder how this is going to go?’ Coming into this new year of 2020, I would like you to consider another eye chart–the spiritual kind. This chart is the one God uses. How is your spiritual eyesight? Are you focused on God? Are you in tune with the way He wants you to see?”