Power and weakness in the church

Last week, I attended a day-long seminar with professor and author Kyle Strobel, hosted by the 3Strand Church Network that Roots Church is a part of. Kyle recently wrote a book on power and weakness in the kingdom of God, and the seminar was centered around that...

Human mercy requires divine justice

This past Sunday’s sermon looked at God’s love in relation to God’s judgment. Many people feel the need to downplay or ignore what the Bible says about God’s judgment, especially his final and eternal judgment of sin and sinners. We worked through some of the...

Update on our new space

We signed a three-year lease on 5,800 sq. feet of space in downtown Stanwood back in mid-may (old Jimmie’s Pawnshop across from SC News and Stanwood Foursquare). This space, when ready, will hold our services, kids’ classrooms, and offices. We are really...

We pledge allegiance…

As part of our Sunday services, we do a pastoral prayer. Sometimes these are more spontaneous and cover several topics. Sometimes they are written out beforehand and focus on one specific theme. Here is the prayer we’ll pray for the week of July 4th. Dear Lord Jesus,...

A prayer for fathers

As part of our Sunday services, we do a pastoral prayer. Sometimes these are more spontaneous and cover several topics. Sometimes they are written out beforehand and focus on one specific theme. Here is the prayer we’ll pray this coming Father’s Day. Dear...

Note: Our Sunday gatherings will be moving to our new space and to a new time (10:30 am) soon. Stay tuned…