Resources for Dealing with Grief

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Posted by Ed Allen on

Over the past few weeks we have been going through a series titled, "How to Deal with How You Feel."  Each week we have tackled a different emotion and looked at what the bible tells us about how to respond to it. This past Sunday we tackled the emotion of grief.  In order to help those ...

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Sunday Sermon - How to Deal with How You Feel - Grief

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On Sunday, Pastor Ed continued his sermon series "How to Deal with How You Feel" by looking at Dealing with Grief. He began with two reasons to look at our feelings: 1)  To help us get real and stay real about life. We recognize that we're all struggling together.  But we've found a ...

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Tags: grief, loss

Kidztown Teacher Feature -- Darlene LeVault

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

  Okay, Darlene’s not actually a Kidztown Teacher, but she’s the inspiration for Sunday’s upcoming It Takes a Family Challenge, so this is a good time to give her a spotlight. Here’s the story behind the Family Challenge. A couple years ago, Darlene’s son’s ...

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Tags: teacher feature, darlene levault

How to Deal with How You Feel - Depression

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

This Sunday, Pastor Ed continued his series "How to Deal with How You Feel," looking at the topic of Depression. Over 9 million Americans have depression, so this is an important topic. We looked at Psalm 42-43, not a psalm about depression, but a psalm written in and from depression. Three ...

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Tags: depression

How to Deal with How You Feel - Anger

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Today's sermon continued the series "How to Deal with How You Feel," looking at the emotion of Anger. The Scripture passage was a short one, Ephesians 4:26-27. Our hearts are important.  This can be seen in Proverbs -- 4:23; 14:30; 15:13; and 17:22. Our emotional life is critically ...

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Tags: anger, emotions, feelings

Armed Forces Sunday - Christ and Culture

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

This past Sunday, Gateway celebrated Armed Forces Sunday. We enjoyed a slide show of pictures of military and former military members of the congregation and family members.  Pastor Ed interviewed Eric and Valerie Johnson, both members of the military. We also had special visitors from ...

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Tags: christ and culture, armed forces sunday

Mother's Day Sermon: How does the Bible view women?

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

This is a reflection on the Sermon on Sunday.  I find I am hesitant to even touch the subject, for fear of writing something which might be construed in a hurtful way -- so I applaud Pastor Ed for tackling this subject at all! It was Mother's Day, so Pastor Ed took on the topic of how the ...

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Tags: biblical view of women, mother's day, women

How to Deal with How You Feel: Stress and Anxiety

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Today Pastor Ed began a sermon series called "How to Deal with How You Feel," and the beginning sermon covered Stress and Anxiety. In talking about feelings, there are two dangers to avoid. 1)  Ascribing omnipotence to our emotions, giving them final say. This causes us to make bad ...

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Tags: anxiety, emotions, stress

Challenge Sunday

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Last Sunday was Challenge Sunday, and Pastor Ed indeed challenged us. He began by mentioning people in the congregation and the important jobs they hold. What you do matters.  And how you do it matters. From Colossians 3:23-24 and Ephesians 5:15-17, we see that your boss is Jesus ...

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Tags: building, challenge, what we do matters

Celebration Sunday

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Today was Celebration Sunday at Gateway! Alex York started us off.  He talked about how he has only attended Gateway for 4 years, so he doesn't know all the stories from Gateway's first 11 years.  And he is in good company -- we have many who have attended Gateway less than 5 years. So ...

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Tags: baptism, building, celebration, land, place

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