Category: Pastor’s notes

Do everything in love

“Let all that you do be done in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14) How much do I do everyday that follows the instructions in this verse? Not enough. If I broke down my actions, a lot of them would be selfish (done for my comfort…

Sheridan Parkside’s Health Fair

Last Saturday several members of Knox Church went over to help with a special health fair at Sheridan Parkside in its community center. Ellen Keller helped to organize the fair, which was designed to promote healthy lifestyle choices for the surrounding community. People came…

Blessing Bags

Looking for a simple, effective, and practical way to serve others in the name of Jesus Christ? Grab a blessing bag! Spearheaded by Katrina, the Blessing Bag project uses donated purses, toiletries, and other essential items to create kits to be handed out to…

Six underrated books of the Bible

If you poll people about their favorite books of the Bible, chances are that the results will be heavily weighted in favor of the same grouping of the gospels, Romans, James, Genesis, Exodus, and the Psalms. And while all of those are definitely terrific,…

It’s not about us

A good verse for mulling over today, especially for all of us who share in the ministry of Christ: “I planted, Apollo watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives…

The man of a double portion

I’m diving into 2 Kings in my devotions and am studying the character of Elisha. Prophets are criminally under-examined in the modern church, I think, and that’s a shame because they are absolutely incredible folks, not to mention pre-echoes of Jesus. Like his mentor…

God, you love me too much

Have you ever done a Bible search and study on the theme of God’s love? If you do, one theme that keeps coming up, over and over again, it’s how lopsided, uneven, and overwhelming God’s love is to us. He is faithful, we are…