William Knelsen

Seeking Purpose

Living on Purpose – Part 2 Compiled by Grant Schwartzenberger The Why  C. S. Lewis wrote in The Great Divorce, “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’” That is the […]

Resources for Living on Purpose

Bergen Church Vision, Mission, Values, and Strategy Vision God will be glorified and lives transformed – by our prayer, care, and sharing His Truth. Mission Sharing the gospel and equipping disciples, to become more like Jesus, who transform their communities and the world for the Kingdom of God  (one person at a time) 5 Core […]

Living on Purpose – Part 1

The Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.  John 5:19 (ESV) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the […]

Responding To The Call

The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, one of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, to whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. Jeremiah 1:1-2 (ESV) Jeremiah begins with a […]

Advent 2019 – Day 19

Note: the following is taken from hymnary.org Joy to the world! The Lord is come:let earth receive her King;let ev’ry heart prepare him room,and heav’n and nature sing,and heav’n and nature sing,and heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing. Isaac Watts, 1719 Joy to the World was not actually written for Christmas. Isaac Watts wrote the […]

Advent 2019 – Day 18

Good News of Great Joy And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night… And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city […]

Advent 2019 – Day 17

Christmas Presents

The good times of the wicked are short-lived;    godless joy is only momentary.The evil might become world famous,    strutting at the head of the celebrity parade,But still end up in a pile of dung. Job 20:5-7 Things change as we get older. When I was a child, I was so excited for Christmas Day that I could […]

Advent 2019 – Day 16

Jesus provides us with a new source of joy: himself. We are not satisfied with the things that our sinful nature craves because we are only completely satisfied with Jesus as our source of joy. This is a hard thing to grasp. How do we actually experience this joy? How do we live in a […]

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