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Renew Women’s Getaway (May 19th–21st)

We are so excited to invite you to the Renew Women’s Getaway, Friday evening through Sunday morning (May 19th—21st, 2017) in Lincoln City. Most meals are provided, and your main cost is lodging. We’ll be staying at the Castle at Road’s End (see photos below), a spacious 3,500 SF home with six bedrooms, a spa, sauna and open floor plan. Sign-up!

A Love Story.

There once was a husband and wife. They had a simple life together, and were happily married. They spent time together doing the normal routines of life, and felt very content. Then …

Renew Women’s Getaway (June 3rd–5th)

We are so excited to invite you to the Renew Women’s Getaway, Friday evening through Sunday morning (June 3rd–5th) in Lincoln City. Most meals are provided, and your main cost is lodging. Select your sleeping accommodations and the associated cost below (various based on privacy and comfort). We’ll be staying at the Castle at Road’s End (see photos below), […]

Holy Week Focus on Good Friday: “It is Finished!”

At noon on Friday, after suffering through an excruciating night of betrayal, arrest, beating, flogging, and suffering, Jesus gave up His Spirit on the cross and mouthed His final words:

“It is finished.”

I’ve wondered before, Why did Jesus say “It is finished” when it wasn’t yet? The real work was finished when He rose from the grave.

So why did He say it now?

Holy Week Focus: On the Sacred Celebration

FOCUS on the sacred celebration, not the Easter items to buy. Reflection for today: What material items are most important to you during this season? Is there anything perhaps you could go without this year, for the same of simplifying and keeping the focus on the sacred celebration? Not saying every purchase is forbidden, but consider which purchases are really necessary to help your family, and those around you, FOCUS on Christ.

Lead Us Back to You

The past few weeks, we’ve sung this song in our local church gathering. It is a song of simple repentance. It undoes me. It brings us all back to the glory of the gospel, our desperate need for His grace. It is a song for us all. I like how our guys sing it best, probably because I love them and they don’t have fancy voices. *smile* But you can listen to it here, and sing along as the lyrics go like this…

Returning to Jesus, our Healer.

This weekend the elders of our Renew church family, along with their wives, went away for a weekend of prayer and seeking the Lord, through the Scriptures, regarding His will for healing. As many of you know, this past year has been a journey for me of allowing God’s Word to be the only and final authority on the subject of divine healing, and specifically His will for us regarding various forms of suffering.