Pastor’s Study

  • From the Pastor – September 2023
               A bus zipping by the church office a few moments ago reminds me the summer is almost over.  By the time you read this, the children will be back in the classrooms and life will be settling into a more normal routine.  It is a time for beginning anew and rediscovering the rhythm of everyday … Read more
  • From the Pastor – August 2023
    She wanted to meet with my mother following school that afternoon.  Our sixth-grade class had played a highly competitive game of kickball earlier in the day and, in her words, “(I) had a bad attitude.”  Rules were rules and Mrs. Hill had informed us there would be no stealing of bases in this game, but … Read more
  • From the Pastor – July 2023
    It’s one of the most beloved stories in the Old Testament.  With it comes jealousy, suspense, temptation, and reconciliation.  Filled with highs and lows, the experiences of Jacob’s favored son Joseph are relatable to us.  Who hasn’t had dreams and ambitions turn into nightmares?  Who hasn’t felt betrayed by friends and, yes, family?  Who hasn’t … Read more
  • A Preview of Summer
    It is shaping up to be yet another active summer around Little Rock and for that we are grateful!  Just three years ago, we were severely limited in our offerings due to the impact of COVID-19, but now things look and feel pretty close to normal around here.  The arrival of summertime brings with it … Read more
  • Fan or Follower?
    “Then he said to the crowd, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.’” Luke 9:23 (New Living Translation)                  Racing.  It’s my thing.  Sure, I enjoy stick and ball sports, but, for as long as I can remember, I … Read more
  • Holy Week Is Upon Us!
    Scheming.  Betrayal.  Death.  It has a little bit of everything doesn’t it?  No, I’m not speaking of a popular television drama.  I’m thinking of “Holy Week”.  In the days to come, we will enter the week which remembers the tragic events associated with the defining story of our faith.  It’s interesting how a week filled … Read more
  • Reaching for Everyone
    ”Then the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over to this chariot and join it.’ So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’He replied, ‘How can I, unless someone guides me?’ And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him.” … Read more
  • Unfailing Love
    “We love because he first loved us.” I John 4:19 (NIV) As I strolled through the entrance of Walmart this afternoon, I was greeted by aisle after aisle of assorted chocolates, stuffed animals, and balloons which reminded me Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Even as I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed, most days … Read more
  • What Do We Need God to Do?
    “Then Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’” Mark 10:51 Here it is!  A new year is upon us.  Did you like the one which just passed?  How did  things go for you?  If you are like most people, there are things you would like to revisit.  Perhaps there … Read more
  • Unto Us A Child Is Born
    The contest was simple: submit your Christmas wish list along with a drawing of something related to the holiday season.  When you are in the second grade and enjoy drawing, your participation is a no-brainer.  Of course, each week’s winning prize was more than enough to “sweeten the deal”: a gift pack supplied by Carolina … Read more