CONFESSING SIN TO YOUR SPOUSE

Confession is scary. For both parties. No one wants to confess their sin, but when done well, it leads to deeper trust and love. In the first Parkside Roundtable, Clint sits down with Tom & Sharlene Brooks to start a conversation on what confession in marriage looks like. Tom is a counselor. Sharlene is a cop. They’ve been through the ups and downs of marriage and have learned a few things along the way that will be a help to every listener. We’re praying that the fruit of this recording would be healthier marriages and homes. Would you join us in praying for those that listen and for our own hearts, that we would have the courage to live in the light and experience the beauty of living life in light of the cross.

By | 2017-05-25T09:38:24+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Homes, Marriage, Round Table|0 Comments

THE MIND OF CHRIST: AN INSTALLATION GUIDE

Dovetailing with Sunday's message from Paul's words (1 Cor. 1:18-2:5) it's easy to talk about the mind of Christ, but it's another thing to install and operate the mind of Christ. Receiving the mind of Christ is a gift of grace accessed in response to His invitation to salvation through faith. It begins by hearing the Gospel and responding - by giving over one's life in faith to Jesus Christ. In that exchange, we are born again; made a new creation in Him. He gives us His Spirit to minister to ours. It is impossible to have the mind of Christ apart from His Spirit and His Spirit dwells only within those who He has made new. Additionally, we are to daily call out to God to pour out His Spirit on us that we might be equipped and [...]

By | 2017-05-24T09:50:16+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

THE DAY AFTER AN ELECTION

How is a Christian to live out political election results? We update our prayer lists. "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." (1 Tim. 2:1-4 NIV) People of other political parties and religions are not the enemy; they are the ones we are called to love. It starts with prayer and aligning our heart with God's. We learn from those who voted differently than us. "An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge." (Proverbs 18:15 ESV) It's in our [...]

By | 2017-05-10T12:05:17+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Blog, City, Pastor Clint|0 Comments

“FAMILY TIME”

Over the next few months we are testing out an additional component to our Sunday morning gathering/service called, “Family Time.” Before we dismiss kids to their classes, we are going to spend a few minutes hearing from one or two folks from our church who have something to share with our church family. It could be a verse, a song, a big prayer request, a word of encouragement, or something God is doing or has recently done in their life. There are some rules: 1) The motive for sharing and the content must be God-glorifying and family building; 2) We will want to include our kids in this time as much as possible, so consider them in the wording; 3) Most times, folks will be asked to keep their sharing to under five minutes and have an outline [...]

By | 2017-05-04T14:39:05+00:00 May 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments