Due to inclement weather, the 9 a.m. service for Sunday, Jan. 20 has been cancelled. We will have one morning service at 10:45 a.m. as road conditions improve.

Posts with the category “article”

What's the Big Deal?
September 1st, 2022
by Tim YatesDid you know the Church is a big deal to God? On the other hand, American Christianity has embraced the “pro-God” but “anti-church” mentality. Many profess to love God, but the Church not ...  Read More
by Matt Waller
The Occupation of the Heart with God Himself
September 1st, 2022
by Mary Ellen BlackThe Prophecy of Anna37 She had lived as a widow since then for eighty-four years. She never left the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 At that moment, she...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Honor Your Elders
August 1st, 2022
by Nathan McClayI received an email recently, notifying me that August 21 is Senior Citizen’s Day. I had not been aware that such a day even existed. Having just reached my 60th birthday, I will have ...  Read More
by Matt Waller
The One Who ...
July 1st, 2022
by Jeremy ShafferFireworks, gathering with family, outdoor concerts, and good food have always been the ingredients to a proper celebration of America’s birthday. This July, the United States will cel...  Read More
by Matt Waller
What is Pentecost?
June 1st, 2022
by Jeremy ShafferThe Jewish festival, which is termed in the Greek language as “Pentecost,” is the same festival we find in the Old Testament called the “Feast of Weeks” or “Feast of Harvest” (Lev.23:...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Passing the Baton
June 1st, 2022
by Matt McClayDuring the summer of 2021, the world looked on at Tokyo as athletes from around the world participated in the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which had been postponed from the previous year...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Knowledge is Power
May 1st, 2022
by Mary Ellen Black“Come, return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces; now He will heal us. He has injured us; now He will bandage our wounds. In just a short time He will restore us, so that we may ...  Read More
by Matt Waller
The Proverbs 31 Woman
May 1st, 2022
by Tim YatesThe Proverbs 31 model of womanhood is a beautiful description of a godly mother and a virtuous wife. Unfortunately, contemporary society has redefined gender roles and directly opposes the...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Hold the Line
April 1st, 2022
by Rebekah ShafferFor many of us we are feeling the return of some normalcy. The pandemic is receding into an endemic and many of the mandates and policies are changing. It has been a hard two years f...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Women's History Month
March 1st, 2022
by Mary Ellen BlackWomen from history ... the history of God’s people ... written down, remembered for sinful disobedience, mistakes, faith, hurts, heroics, deceit, loyalty, obedience, and lineage. Al...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Bring Back the Springtime
March 1st, 2022
by Nathan McClayThe winter nights are cold, dark, and long, while the daytime sky is often cloudy and gray.  The barren tree limbs sway helplessly, while the bitter winds whisper a mournful tune. If t...  Read More
by Matt Waller
The First Youth Pastor
February 1st, 2022
by Matt McClayAs the student pastor at Lewis Memorial, I am often intrigued and entertained when fielding questions from well-meaning people who are curious about the day-to-day life of a youth minist...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Four Disciplines for Spiritual Growth
January 1st, 2022
by Tim YatesDo you have a personal growth plan for 2022? Peter commanded the believer to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 3:18). The word “grow” (auxanō) ...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Gifts for Jesus 2021
December 1st, 2021
by David LemmingThere are few seasons of the year that are as exciting as the Christmas season. There is just something about the colored lights, beautiful decorations, festive music, and family get-t...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Thankful in All Things
November 1st, 2021
by Jeremy ShafferIn 1 Thessalonians 5:18, it says, “give thanks in all circumstances...” This reminder from Paul teaches us that it is God’s will that we have a spirit of gratitude.Gratitude is easy w...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Eucharisto
November 1st, 2021
by Mary Ellen Black (all quotes by Ann Voskamp)What comes to mind when you think about the Thanksgiving Holiday? Whether it’s Turkey or shopping, football or Christmas movies, abundance or great needs...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Rescue the Perishing
October 1st, 2021
by David LemmingWill you consider an important question with me in this article for just a few moments? No one will know your personal answer and I’m not asking you to make it public. However, if we w...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Three Marks of a Healthy Church
September 1st, 2021
by Tim YatesChurch health is extremely important. However, I wonder if we really know how to evaluate the spiritual well-being of a Bible-believing Church. Things can appear healthy on the outside, bu...  Read More
by Matt Waller
The Lord is Good
August 1st, 2021
by Nathan McClayDark, ominous clouds of God’s threatening judgment loomed over the city of Nineveh. This was the second time in Old Testament history that God would send a prophet to the city to warn ...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Free Indeed
July 1st, 2021
by Matt McClayIndependence Day in the United States is the quintessential American holiday, laden with cookouts, concerts, family get-togethers, and, of course, fireworks. As a nation, we set aside Ju...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Honor Thy Mother
May 1st, 2021
by Tim YatesAnna Jarvis began a campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States when her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis passed away in 1905. Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Mindful Mom
May 1st, 2021
by Rebekah ShafferThe mind of a mother is a labored machine; the mind of a mother often works harder than her hands. From her waking to her sleeping and often even in her sleep, a mother’s mind is bus...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Extending the Love and Forgiveness of Jesus
April 1st, 2021
by David LemmingA young married couple was having a moment of “marital disagreement.” As the conversation continued between them, the husband became increasingly more agitated. In a moment of fury, he...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Follow Me
March 1st, 2021
by Matt McClayIt would have been impossible for Simon and his brother Andrew to fully understand the implications of the brief invitation Jesus extended to them while they were fishing on the Sea of G...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Speaking the Truth in Love
February 1st, 2021
by Nathan McClayThe scene has been played out multiple times in recent years: unruly mobs taking to the streets of our cities, bent on riotous destruction, even invading the capitol in Washington, DC,...  Read More
by Matt Waller
A Love That Says There is Therefore Now No Condemnation
February 1st, 2021
by Mary Ellen BlackSo now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.  And because you belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that le...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Shaped By Community: Spiritual Growth
January 1st, 2021
by Tim YatesOne of the greatest tools to shape your spiritual life is the local church. In fact, the very purpose of the local church is to move you toward Christlikeness (discipleship). There are sti...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Hope
January 1st, 2021
by Rebekah ShafferThis year has, at times, felt hopeless. The things we knew as normal ceased to be normal, and there seems to be no end in sight. Medical professionals have worked around the clock, p...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Christmas Memories
December 1st, 2020
by David LemmingMerry Christmas and Happy New Year are the words that ring out joyfully everywhere during the month of December. It’s a wonderful time of gift-giving and celebrating together with fami...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Rooted in 2021
December 1st, 2020
by Jeremy Shaffer2021 marks the 5th anniversary of our church-wide Bible reading challenge. Many of you have been with us from the beginning, but there might be some out there who are new to LMBC and ...  Read More
by Matt Waller
The Essential Church
November 1st, 2020
by Matt McClayIf our eyes look a little tired when we wave to you during your exit of the church building on Sundays, the culprit for our fatigue is likely the fact that, as a staff, it is more challe...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Labor is Not in Vain
October 1st, 2020
by Jeremy ShafferFor as long as I have been in ministry, Sunday morning services have always started with Saturdays.  Saturdays are the days in ministry life that you are thankful for because they giv...  Read More
by Matt Waller
The Greater Risk
September 1st, 2020
by David Lemming I don’t think anybody will dispute the fact that this year, 2020, has been one of the strangest years in most of our memories. What started as a New Year full of promise and expectati...  Read More
by Matt Waller
The Shepherd's Voice
September 1st, 2020
by Rebekah Shaffer Head in hands and heart racing, there’s a ringing in your ears. Constantly changing guidelines and rivaling news reports, there’s unrest in the air. The many voices of governors and...  Read More
by Matt Waller
15 Steps to Improve Your Bible Reading
August 1st, 2020
by Tim Yates The number one tool God uses to form my spiritual life is the Bible. He uses His Word to mold me and shape me into His image. The Scriptures are compared to food and bring spiritual nouri...  Read More
by Matt Waller
Flourishing!
August 1st, 2020
by Anthony Goddard First let me ask you, what comes to your mind when I say the word “flourishing”? Perhaps you think of synonyms such as thriving, abundant, plentiful, fruitful...I think we all want ...  Read More
by Matt Waller

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