When the Worst Brings Out the Worst

Take a moment to take account of what you’ve learned recently. Hard times deliver even harder lessons. Are you stronger than you thought you were? Weaker? What about your faith? If this week was a storm at sea, did you walk on the surface or slip beneath the waves? Which Peter were you? The discipleContinue reading “When the Worst Brings Out the Worst”

Struggling or Suffering?

Scripture is filled with images of struggling and suffering. But while we often use these two words interchangeably, they’re two very different things. When I struggle, I’m wrestling with an opponent. When I suffer, I’m losing in my fight against that opponent, and painfully so. Each one requires a different perspective. First let’s take aContinue reading “Struggling or Suffering?”

An Easter Beyond Expectation

When did Easter become so comfortable? When did we come to expect so much? When did we start focusing on the trappings rather than solely on the things Jesus accomplished? I’ll admit, I’m having a hard time this early Easter morning. It’s 3am and I’m sleepless. Not only is this a different Easter morning thanContinue reading “An Easter Beyond Expectation”

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Chances are you’ve become well acquainted with a new member of your household: your attitude. I certainly have. He sneaks up on ya. Like a walking whisper. Suddenly he’s right there, talking for you, growling, barking… who is this, and where did he come from? Unfortunately, he’s always been there. He’s been there from theContinue reading “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

Palm Sunday Panic

I find myself thinking about the disciples this Sunday morning. Palm Sunday morning. Imagine it… Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, aligning with the prophecy the disciples had read about in Zechariah since they were children. Picture the crowds shouting Hosanna, Hosana! Hailing their Lord, master, teacher, savior and Messiah as King. What aContinue reading “Palm Sunday Panic”

Is Your Brain Tired Yet?

COVID-19. Coronavirus. Social distancing. Stay at home. Shelter at home… The world has ground to a halt and everything – every news report, every conversation, sometimes every touch of our fingers and movement of our hands – is only one step removed from thoughts and fears of COVID-19. Sometimes it seems all we think aboutContinue reading “Is Your Brain Tired Yet?”

Welcome!

Welcome to the new TGSM Pastors Blog. Here you’ll be able to read messages, devotionals and other content posted by our ministry staff: Pastor Steven McCullough (Senior Pastor), Pastor Kenny Brown (Assistant Pastor and Director of Ministries, Bella Morganthal (Student Ministries Team Leader) and Pastor Matt Price (Music Pastor). We continue to pray for youContinue reading “Welcome!”