Gathering for Prayer

I want just to share a few sentences of encouragement with you as we look forward to our church-wide prayer meeting on Sunday evening, July 10.  Mark Moser and I have agreed that it is very important for us as a church to refresh our commitment to dependent, corporate...

Thankful and Excited

I wanted to take this opportunity to express heartfelt thanks for the call to be pastor of this wonderful church!  Lise and I are very excited.  We have been a part of the New Life family since 2002, and so I hope you can imagine how great it is to be surrounded by...

Good Friday Homily

Do you identify with Pilate at all? I wonder if some of you do. He didn’t show any malice towards Jesus. No ill will. In fact, he could say that he had some healthy respect for him, and even had a good idea that Jesus was innocent. But Pilate — and perhaps...

Quiet Times in God’s Word

Greetings from sunny Florida. Sandy and I are enjoying a time away from the nasty weather that is so typical of February. But as much as we enjoy getting out of winter weather, I think what we most appreciate is time to read and reflect in a way that we don’t do when...