Acting Rather Than Reacting

Acting Rather Than Reacting

Pastor Dave Koppel

Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. —1 Peter 3:9 Some kids hooked up a friend’s horn to the brake pedal on his car—which might have been a fun surprise right up until... Read More

Being Shrewd for the Gospel

Being Shrewd for the Gospel

Pastor Dave Koppel

And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. (Luke 16:8) Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. (Matthew 10:16) God has placed many resources before us, and He tells us to be wise. How can we use what God... Read More

Life Isn

Life Isn't Always a Piece of Cake

Pastor Dave Koppel

Several years ago, my staff decided to throw a small birthday party for me at a church staff meeting. It was nice. My music director brought in a cake in a bakery box and put it down in front of me. I opened the box and saw a beautifully... Read More

Blessings are Right in Front of You

Blessings are Right in Front of You

Pastor Dave Koppel

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. – Matthew 6:28-29 My friend Cindy moved to a new home a few years ago. It’s... Read More

Grace and Gutters

Grace and Gutters

Pastor Dave Koppel

Ephesians 2:8 …you are saved by grace through faith and this is not your own doing… We talk a lot about grace, and we talked about it in a way that we assume everybody knows what we're talking about when we use the word grace. What... Read More