Here at Slippery Rock Alliance Church, we believe that knowing and obeying God's Word is fundamental to all true success. Which means you really need to be reading and studying your Bible. Do you really need a study Bible to do that? No. BUT.... As we covered in this post, the Bible is the inspired Word of … Continue reading Do I Really Need a Study Bible?
Throughout the Bible God does all kinds of miracles, often in response to someone's prayer. Jesus tells his disciples that it only takes faith the size of a mustard seed (i.e. very little) to move a mountain. So why do we have so much trouble moving mountains? Do we really have such tiny faith? Or … Continue reading Calling Down Fire: A Tutorial
Lately I've been seeing ads for nursing homes that show a woman with a little girl on one side, and then another woman with an older woman on the other side. The caption runs "She took care of you when you were little. Now it's your turn." Parent-child relationships are weird in that they tend … Continue reading Thank God for Mothers
Lost people matter to God. He wants them found. We can all agree that this is a true statement. And yet, so often we struggle to find the lost. We shouldn't have to look that hard. They're everywhere. Jesus didn't even have to look for them; they came to him. Why is that? Jesus had an … Continue reading The Untouchables
After Palm Sunday and Easter and lots of fun celebrating, we're back to our core values, starting with the first one: Lost People Matter to God. He Wants Them Found. This is an excellent transition out of Easter, because Christ was all about the lost. We tend to personalize Christ's death, and it is really important … Continue reading For the Lost
Happy Easter! Jesus is alive! We have so much to celebrate today- Our sins are forgiven, Jesus has risen from the dead, the path to heaven is now open for us- no wonder Easter was always my favorite Sunday of the year as a kid. Actually, we have so much to celebrate every day. God's … Continue reading Something to Celebrate
Today is Palm Sunday, the day Jesus entered Jerusalem to be arrested, convicted, and crucified five days later. It's a day people celebrated Jesus with palm branches (hence Palm Sunday) and shouting Hosanna! If you're not sure what it means to have crowds of people shouting Hosanna, don't feel bad, neither did they.Hosanna is the … Continue reading Hos-a-WhatNow?
Happy April! We've made it through all seven of our core values, meaning it's time to loop back around. This month's core value is Prayer is the primary work of God's people. As Palm Sunday and Easter come up, we'll be talking about them before getting back to our core values, so this Sunday we're going … Continue reading Prayer is Primary
Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple. Every single person who has declared Jesus Lord of their lives has a crucial part to fill in completing the Great Commission. For some of us, that might mean inviting our coworkers to church with us. Other might be called to be … Continue reading Mobilization