QuietTime

Establishing a quiet time is harder than it sounds, isn’t it? We live our lives in constant noise. The noise comes at us from a variety of sources: social media, Spotify, Netflix, our work responsibilities, our family responsibilities…all of these sources of ‘noise’ make it difficult, if not, impossible to establishing some quiet in our…

GiftsConfession

As pastor of First Christian Church it is our desire to be a church family committed to loving God and loving others through authenticity, relationships & outreach. We will be a church family that loves God and loves others through authenticity. Specifically, we will be a church family that values a faith and a love…

5Marks

During this year, our church will celebrate being in Roseburg for 130 years. Can you imagine? Our church has a been a beacon of hope, restoration and transformation for 130 years. Recently, we began a collection of talks entitled Church Selfie: a Snapshot of WHO we are and WHY we are here. This collection of…

EasterPrayerGuide2019

Dear Church Family, Thank you so much for partnering with us in prayer for Easter Sunday. This prayer guide was specifically designed to help us pray for our Easter Service on Sunday, April 21st. A few years ago I asked John & Robin Prather to help us pray by writing this guide. There are five…

Ezekiel34Shepherd

In the conversation for the most famous verses in all of the Bible is Psalm 23. In it contains one of the most iconic phrases in all of Scripture: the Lord is my shepherd. King David is the author of this famed chapter. He describes the Lord as a compassionate shepherd. The words are familiar….

accusations

“God will not deliver him.” King David has just lost his kingdom. He didn’t lose it to anyone. He lost it to his own son, Absalom, who has stolen the kingdom right from underneath him. What’ worse is that now his son is seeking to kill him. So David fled. He left. This is the…

YouDecide

Life is the sum of every decision you make. YOU decide. The Bible serves as the foundation for every truth in our life and throughout it, God encourages us to make decisions based on its truth. As you begin to read Scripture, you’ll see a description of two types of people: the wicked and the…

newyearsthoughts

I’m so excited about the new year! I love having a fresh calendar in front of me, full of possibilities. I love thinking about the possibilities that can be represented with a new year. A new year represents new opportunities, new chance and new beginnings. As we think about the new year, new possibilities, new…

tsth mercy2

As we continue our story through the life of Joseph from the book of Genesis we are confronted with the moment where Joseph and his brothers reconcile. This is a moment that is a long time coming in this narrative. Up until this moment his brothers have hated him, ridiculed him, abused him, thrown him…

tsth thankfulness

As a church family we are studying through the life of Joseph, which is found in Genesis chapters 37 -50. When we are introduced to Joseph, he is a seventeen year old young man and he is the son of Jacob. Joseph had eleven brothers and these chapters chronicle his life. His story begins with…

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