OT19 | NT Connection (August 31)

NT Connect: Ephesians 1:15-23 Weekly Reading: 1 Samuel 8-12 Jesus is King As Israel’s prophet Samuel approached death, the Israelites grew insecure about God’s ability to protect them from the perpetual threat posed by the surrounding nations. They complained to Samuel that they wanted to “be like all the other nations, with a king to … Continued

Joining God Where He’s Working

Recently, we have been a part of some amazing God sized things.  In case you missed out on some of these great happenings, here is a brief review.  What a joy to join God where he is working.  Let’s be faithful to always proclaim Jesus and affirm His Word. Additionally, we are so very thankful … Continued

Believer’s Baptism at the Lake

 Of all my pastoral duties, I feel most in awe each time I lead the Lord’s Supper and Baptism services. I feel especially inadequate and humbled when I think about engaging in these two ordinances of our Faith with other Christ followers, knowing such services go back to the beginning of our Christian Faith. … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (August 24)

NT Connect: Matthew 1:23 Weekly Reading: 1 Samuel 3-7 God With Us In 1 Samuel 4, the Israelites were defeated by the Philistines, so they took the Ark of the Covenant with them to Ebenezer, hoping to win the next battle. However, they were defeated again, and the Ark was captured by the Philistines. In … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (August 17)

NT Connect: Matthew 1:5 Weekly Reading: Ruth 2-4; 1 Samuel 1-2 An Unexpected Lineage Recently, my brother revealed the results of a genealogy test he had taken. My sister and I sat in anticipation of some crazy ancestry news that would change the way we view our family forever. He announced dramatically, “Well, we are … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (August 10)

NT Connect: Romans 1:16-32 Weekly Reading: Judges 18-21; Ruth 1 When God Is Not Our King The book of Judges is the book of “no king.” We see this expressed in (17:6; 19:1; and 21:25). God was their King, but the nation refused to obey Him. Their disobedience led them to a lot of consequence … Continued

2018-2019 Annual Business Report

We held our Annual Business Conference, Sunday July 28, 2019, in the Worship Center right after the Real Life service. It was a joyful time of reflecting on and celebrating so much of what God has done in and through our church family and community since last summer. God is faithfully moving here at Lakewood, … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (August 3)

NT Connect: Galatians 5:22-25 Weekly Reading: Judges 13-17 The Spirit of the Lord As we read this week the story of Samson, it’s easy to see why this makes it into all the storybook Bibles: this is a great story. But what does it have to do how the gospel of Jesus?  Perhaps, even more … Continued