July 2020

Rest for the Restless

Do you find yourself exhausted by the demands of life? Jesus provides rest for the weary. But what does that mean? How can I live in the rest that Jesus promises? Today we will hear about the promised rest we have in the Jesus who is the Lord of life.     FIL Ministries helps […]

April 2020

Easter Message

Easter Sunday   FIL Ministries helps people reach up to God, reach in to each other, and reach out to the world. One of the ways we do that is by providing relevant, helpful, and meaningful messages each week based in the Scriptures, which we believe to be the inspired Word of God. We keep […]

December 2019

Rise and Shine

AS WE GATHER In the waters of the Jordan River, John baptized Jesus. Jesus didn't need what baptism gives, but we do. Baptism is one of the ways God gives us forgiveness of sins. In this Sunday after Christmas we give thanks that our King Jesus was born into the world, and did everything we couldn't, so that we could have everything we shouldn't. Thank you Jesus!

September 2019

The Message

July 2019


AS WE GATHER we celebrate the revolutionary freedom Jesus won for us through his death and resurrection. While the USA celebrates victory over a tyrannical king almost 250 years ago, we celebrate the eternal victory of Jesus over the tyranny of sin, death, and evil almost 2,000 years ago. Jesus has given us the power to become children of God and live eternally with him. That is true revolutionary freedom!

May 2019

The Message

AS WE GATHER We live as free citizens of the United States, because of those who gave their lives to defend our nation and those who continue to serve our country in our Armed Forces. On this Memorial Day weekend we also celebrate the freedom we have received from sin through Jesus Christ. The very Son of God who came to liberate us from the bondage of sin. Through His life, death, and resurrection we have been set free.

December 2018

The Message

AS WE GATHER on this weekend after our Christmas celebration, we follow Joseph and Mary to the Temple, where they will perform the traditional custom for Jesus—circumcision and naming.  As they make their way to the Temple they are stopped by two people who proclaim the Child in their arms to be the promised Savior […]

November 2018


October 2018

The Message

AS WE GATHER Today we find that the people of Israel designed "homemade" worship. They fashioned images in an attempt to worship the Lord. They worship in cities that were not designed to be places of worship. It seems they look to convenience in their worship rather than commitment. How easy it is for us to design our spiritual lives around our schedules and our personal desires. The road that leads to life through Christ is not easy. Let God's design, be our design... and let's grow together.

September 2018

The Message

AS WE GATHER Our Christian identity is intended to be infused into our daily lives.  Our faith in Jesus Christ shapes our thoughts, actions, and decision making at home, work, or at play.  This Labor Day weekend we rejoice and give thanks for the different skills, talents, and passions that we have been given.  Saved […]