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When Emotion In Worship Is Good

December 19, 2014 by: Kevin Burkholder

Christmas is definitely a time of year when our emotions are noticeable. Perhaps we struggle through, hurting from the loss of loved ones who are not here to share the holiday with us. Perhaps we are caught up in the hustle and bustle, beaming with excitment. Perhp... Keep Reading

An Awe-Filled Church

December 12, 2014

Sometimes it's easier to describe something as "awful" rather than "awe-filled".  Last week's post asked "Does church bore you?" This week's post will help you think about what an awe-filled church can look like. As believers gather each week, the goal is to be... Keep Reading

Do You Think Church Is Boring?

December 5, 2014 by: Kevin Burkholder

If you think church is boring, this blog post is for you.  I found an article written by David Murray. Murray has based a couple posts off thoughts by R.C. Sproul. I think both of these posts will be incredibly helpful to anyone who attends our church or another... Keep Reading

Thanksgiving Keeps You From Sin

November 21, 2014 by: Kevin Burkholder

What an interesting thought: Thanksgiving keeps you from sin. Is that true? Look closely at Romans 1:21: "For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futlie in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkene... Keep Reading

Do you pray for congregational worship? I hope the answer is "yes!".  If the answer is less than an enthusiastic "yes!", you're probably not alone. But, that doesn't reduce the importance of worship and the need to prepare through intentional prayer. Here are a... Keep Reading

How Do You Prepare for Sunday Worship?

November 7, 2014 by: Kevin Burkholder

Preparing for Sunday morning worship. When was the last time you gave it any significant thought? Whether you have or haven't, I'm here to add some fuel to the fire. I found this article by Kevin DeYoung very helpful. Its title, "Preparing for Sunday Worship" lays ou... Keep Reading

Missions Conference Follow-Up: Does Satan Rule the World?

October 24, 2014 by: Kevin Burkholder

A challenging statement was made during the Sunday morning message as part of our missions conference last weekend: Satan rules the world.  Wait, what? Satan rules the world? I thought God was in control! Well, let's do some explaining. First, let me refer you ... Keep Reading

Prayer of Confession

July 18, 2014 by: Kevin Burkholder

This is the prayer of confession that was used at the end of the service on July 13, 2014. The passage was Ecclesiastes 7:23-8:1. The closest link found is in a Puritan work called Valley of Vision. It is our hope that posting this here will help you in your da... Keep Reading

What Prayer Is Not

May 30, 2014

We are encouraging everyone to be a part of a week of prayer for Kenmore that begins tonight. If you are physically able, we invite you to come to pray in Kenmore for at least one hour in the coming seven days. You can find out more informaiton about the event by cli... Keep Reading

When You Don't Understand the World, Stay Close to Jesus

April 25, 2014 by: Kevin Burkholder

John 15 was truly a revolutionary study for me. For me? Yes, for me. You might think: "Well, you're the pastor, you should know everything." Please understand that as I study and prepare to share God's Word, I am transformed and challenged by ways God is working in m... Keep Reading