PRC Fundraising Banquet

The Will County Pregnancy Resource Center in Joliet is hosting their annual Life Banquet on Thursday, October 19, from 7:00-9:00pm at the Bolingbrook Country Club. This is a good opportunity to support an organization that is committed to saving the lives of unborn children by promoting life-affirming options, ministering to those who have been wounded by the trauma of abortion, and sharing the …

The Christian’s Response to Hate

Every ethnicity and every culture has an issue with hate. This hate runs deep, as deep as the radical corruption of sin that courses through each human being. We see the first example of hatred soon after the fall of humanity into sin. Cain was angry and took out his anger by killing his brother Abel in Genesis 4. Since that day …

Pastoral Vacation

I want to thank my church for the opportunity they provide for me to take a generous amount of time away from most of my pastoral responsibilities. It is a great blessing to me and to my family. My wife and children have often made sacrifices of my time and attention and this is an opportunity for me to give …

Easter Everyday

It should go without saying that every Christian would live each day in light of the resurrection. In a sense, Christians cannot help it. The life Jesus has won for us, through his death and resurrection, has been gifted to us. We live with resurrection power each day. By grace alone we awake each morning to a renewed and regenerated life. …

Sunday and the Sabbath Rest

This week I was reading a post on Ligonier, The Sabbath Day Brings Real Rest and Refreshment, that said: We who trust in Jesus … find rest for our souls Sunday by Sunday This got me thinking. The idea that Sundays are likened to the Sabbath rest may be easy for some people to understand, but as a pastor it can …

Proclaiming the Gospel to Our Culture

I am struck by the importance of our role in proclamation as I have worked through the preaching series on the ordinances of the church. God has designed it so that his people are the witnesses meant to proclaim his great and marvelous grace to the world. We can easily miss out on our role, especially in areas that are …

New City Catechism Study

Our next study in community groups on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm is the New City Catechism. If you’re unfamiliar with it you can pick up a copy at church or follow the link on our website: glcjoliet.org. My hope is that every member of GLC will embrace and participate in our efforts to learn the New City Catechism. I know …

Covenant Sunday

In a few weeks we will be holding our first Covenant Sunday. This is a day set aside to celebrate and affirm the covenant we have made as members of GLC. In preparation, we will be spending two Wednesday nights (1/18 and 1/25) studying our Church Covenant together. Just as a highlight to the study, our church covenant is: • …

State of the Church

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. – 2 Thessalonians 1:3 I am very thankful for you all and the love and unity we have enjoyed over this past year. God has been gracious …

New Community Group Plan

Our church is changing. I truly believe for the better. The way we have currently come together on Sunday’s with a desire to celebrate the gospel and serve one another and the way we recently displayed the gospel and served our community at KidzFest reaffirm our commitment to our God-given mission. These changes have truly made a difference to me. …