Why Worship?

As a Worship Ministry, we get asked questions all the time about why we do the things we do on Sunday mornings. In this VLOG (i.e. video blog), Zak McQueen and I answer some of those questions: Why gather? Why pray? Why sing? Why read scripture? Produced by Kim Nichols

The Day Death Died

I love to celebrate Easter for many, many reasons, but the best reason that I love Easter is because it reminds me that death died. The Easter Story makes two of my most favorite scriptures possible: “Whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:26). “The world and its … Continued

Holy Week

This week, Christians around the world celebrate the days leading up to the death, burial and ultimately resurrection of Jesus. Lakewood is no exception! We began the week celebrating the triumphal entry of King Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. On Monday through Wednesday, Bill Risinger is leading a Holy Week Bible study at noon. Make … Continued

FAQ Poll

This summer, Lakewood will be delivering a sermon series called, “FAQ,” in which we will address some of your frequently asked questions about God, the Christian faith, how to live like Jesus, and more. But, we need your input! So, we’ve created an online poll for you to vote on your favorite questions that you’d like to hear us talk about this … Continued

Dr. Smiley’s Prayer in D.C.

Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Tom Smiley, recently visited Washington D.C. to deliver a prayer Open Congress. To learn more about his visit, you can visit Dr. Smiley’s blog and read his post about his experience. The following is the Congressional Prayer he delivered on March 22, 2017: In the Name that is above every name, In the Name … Continued

Kingdom Lifestyle: Worry

The wisdom of Yoda insists: Do or do not, there is no try. But, what if instead of trying or doing we spent more time at being? More time settling into who we are, what we are, where we are, when we are. I find myself exerting so much of my energy and time in changing myself and my surroundings. … Continued