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DISCIPLESHIP: NOT AN OPTION FOR SALVATION

August 17, 2018 by: Doug Knox

Matthew 8 records a dual encounter with Jesus and two would-be disciples.  In both cases Jesus surprises us with his answers.  The encounters go like this: And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.&rd... Keep Reading

It Still Hurts, God

August 10, 2018 by: Ryan Lawrence

Stephen Fry, the British actor and comedian was interviewed about the meaning of life on a UK TV show called The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne. Here is a tiny bit of that interview: GAY BYRNE: Suppose it is all true, and you walk up to the Pearly Gates and you are ... Keep Reading

Fresh Worship

August 3, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

Does the title "Fresh Worship" make you think?  Perhaps your first instinct conjures up negativity. You may think "Oh, I don't need any fresh worship, the worship I've used my whole life is just fine." Maybe you like new things, and clicked the link hoping fo... Keep Reading

When we bought our home 6 years ago, we had many empty rooms.  I knew those empty rooms would become my mission field. A wise friend once told me about parenting, "It's hard. If you're doing it right, it's hard."  I had two children at the time, I smiled an... Keep Reading

Matthew 11:1-6 The Issue of Doubt Have you ever had to ask questions about things that you thought you had nailed down in your faith? Have you asked questions and failed to receive a satisfactory answer? Have you ever been slammed into a wall so hard that you have... Keep Reading

You Don't Believe in God...Why?

July 13, 2018 by: Ryan Lawrence

Every once in a while I will encounter a student who tells me “I don’t believe in God. I believe in science.” This usually comes after I’ve been telling them of the ways they can get involved with our youth ministry, whether the upcoming event ... Keep Reading

Re-Starting the Goss Church Blog

July 6, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

Quite some time has passed since the blog on our church's page has seen regular usage. I hope today marks the beginning of a fresh start. Why? Good question. You can read a lot of information in a lot of various places. However, as we often say, we are a local churc... Keep Reading

Jesus, Justice, Mercy, and USA Gymnastics

January 26, 2018 by: Kevin Burkholder

  Our current Sunday morning series shines the light on weighty issues of justice and mercy. The recent scandal involving U.S.A. gymnastics no doubt leaves our stomachs churning and stokes the fires of outrage. But, in the middle of the sentencing phase of thi... Keep Reading

Why Do A Series On The Reformation?

September 22, 2017 by: Kevin Burkholder

Some will say "Martin who?" Some will yawn at my surface treatment of these historical events and their Scriptural roots. Either way, I hope the upcoming series "500 Years Later: God, Reform Our Hearts!" will help. Let me suggest a few specific ways this series cou... Keep Reading

Challenges for Approaching Congregational Worship

January 20, 2017 by: Kevin Burkholder

Good Friday morning! As another weekend approaches, opportunities for public, gathered worship will once again lie before us. As you think about worshiping this weekend, challenge yourself in the following areas: Come with expectations.  Ask God to do wo... Keep Reading