Change

Before the intertestamental period of four hundred years, when God did not speak to His people through a prophet, He assured His people of something we must never forget. Referring to his own qualities of patience, long-suffering, and mercy, God said,

“For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.”—Malachi 3:6

Is this a truth that you need to chew on today? Take a moment, and let it roll around in your soul—THE LORD DOES NOT CHANGE…THEREFORE YOU LIVE!

So, don’t worry about your appearance changing, just embrace the truth that He remains the same.

Don’t worry about your circumstances changing, just understand He remains the same.

Don’t sweat your closest friends or family members changing, just believe He remains the same.

In James 1:17 we read, “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.”

Wayne Grudem reminds us that, “since good gifts have always come from God, we can be confident that only good gifts will come from Him in the future, because His character never changes in the slightest degree.” Systematic Theology, (Intervarsity Press, 1994), p.163.

5…4…3…2…1!

Pressing On! “…toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil.3:14). This is our kick-off blog for the new CASM website and I’m excited! Here’s why.

Honestly, two years ago, I thought blogs were simply long articles of mind-numbing content for nerdy, brainy types who loved speed reading. Wrong. Boy, how things have changed. Blogging is the new trend in communication for gaining knowledge, sharing insights, and connecting with other Christians, leaders, and pastors in the midst of an accelerated, digital world. Some blogs may, in fact, be long-winded and cumbersome, but the Pressing On! posts will be simple, short, yet compelling reads on the relevant issues that we face every day.

I’m not sure if we can offer anything new to what’s out there already, but here is what you can count on from Pressing On!

Real content about real issues from real people seeking to walk with Jesus in a real world.
Theologically sound, yet practical, every day, rubber-meets-the-road kind of stuff.

From time to time, we will recommend other ministries to check out, books to read, or blogs to subscribe to. Our writing team will be rotating and expanding. It consists of a cross-section of people from our congregation with a wide variety of experiences and gifts. From single mothers to grandparents, from college students to ordained pastors, from school teachers to stay-at-home moms. This is a team project.

Our mission is to exalt the excellency of Christ in the Gospel, to encourage and equip the saints with biblically sound doctrine, and to connect them with theologically strong authors, both ancient and modern.

Our blog posts will be featured monthly. Whether it is a thought, quote, devotion, principle, or some biblical nugget, our prayer is that the preciousness of Christ and His saving knowledge and power will impart a real spiritual change in our lives for His glory.