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