Go

Following Jesus - Pastor Karl's Blog

Helpful Words

Posted by Karl Alsin on

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  Ephesians 4:29  I have often thought of unwholesome as referring to profanity.  A while back, I took a closer...

Continue reading…

Heroes of the Faith: Jim and Elizabeth Elliot

Posted by Karl Alsin on

Jim Elliot was a young man who wanted to name the name of Jesus where it had never been named before.  He was a graduate of Wheaton College and had a passion for missions.  The story of Jim Elliot is a story of faith and obedience.  God is still using this man’s life &ndash...

Continue reading…

Back to The Basics - Part 4

Posted by Karl Alsin on

 Acts 2:41-47   Would you want to a part of a Church that looked like Acts 2? It sounds so exciting.    They learned together  They were devoted to each other  They joyfully ate together  They prayed...

Continue reading…

Back to The Basics - Part 3

Posted by Karl Alsin on

 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers. Acts 2:42 (HCSB)   We sometimes call connections between Christians and the non Christians, “friendship” but refer...

Continue reading…

Tags: bible, one anothers

Back to The Basics - Part 2

Posted by Karl Alsin on

Acts 2:41-47   The Early Church had a devotion to the Lord that can be seen in their devotion to the gospel. We are told in Acts 2:42, they were devoted to the Apostles’ teaching. This is more than passive listening. They had a deep hunger to...

Continue reading…

If God is in control of the world, why do bad things still happen?

Posted by on

There is no denying that A LOT of bad things happen in this world. There are wars, injustice, inhumane acts, natural disasters, disease, school shootings, human trafficking, poverty and a multitude of fears, anxiety, loneliness issues and much more. Those who pushback on the idea of a good God...

Continue reading…

Praying During A Pandemic

Posted by Karl Alsin on

Many Christians struggle with how to pray during times such as these.  We don’t face pandemics and world crises very often so it’s understandable that you might be in need of ideas about prayer.  Here’s a few ideas from the Bible combined with the...

Continue reading…

Back to The Basics

Posted by Karl Alsin on

 I’ve been thinking about what the Church did when they first became the Church.  Just after Pentecost. Before they had a building.  Before they had a budget.  Long, long before the internet, blogs, smart-phones and YouTube.  They stayed connected somehow and they...

Continue reading…

Billy Graham

Posted by Karl Alsin on

Christianity said good-bye to a great preacher today – Feb 21, 2018.  Billy Graham passed at 99 years.  You know the name Billy Graham from the crusades he held and you might wonder if those had any lasting value.  Here’s my story…. When I was a freshman in...

Continue reading…

America Needs God

Posted by Karl Alsin on

America Needs God Our nation needs God.  He is the God of all comfort and is able to comfort those who seek Him,        2 Corinthians 1:3-4. Our nation needs God.  The God who works against evil, Psalm 10:17-18. Psalms 10:17–18, “O...

Continue reading…

Previous12