Rolling Right Toward The Edge
September 2nd, 2021
This morning my son was fixing some eggs for breakfast. He put one down on the counter, very, very carefully, in such a way that it would not roll off the counter. Almost immediately, without any ex...  Read More
by Christopher Thompson
July New Life Group Update
July 27th, 2021
Welcome family to your July New Life Group update. This month I remind us "why" we are making changes.Sonrise has three different groups to choose from: Sunday Schools, Bible Studies, and Life Groups....  Read More
by Christopher Thompson
Yes, Jesus Loves Me
July 11th, 2021
Months ago I was browsing an online store when I saw a framed print. It was pricey, but instantly I wanted it. The words were simple and childish: “YES, JESUS LOVES ME” These are words I have known,...  Read More
by Christopher Thompson
June 7th, 2021
Back in the late winter, I read a report about a man I had considered a giant of the faith. This man wrote books, had a worldwide ministry, and was a household name among believers. Sadly, the report ...  Read More
by Christopher Thompson
Beautiful Mess
May 20th, 2021
On May 9th, 2021, I preached a sermon titled, “Practice how you play.” I began with a story from the glory days of high school football and declared several times that I loved to manhandle those who p...  Read More
by Christopher Thompson
The Inheritance
May 12th, 2021
Lately, I’ve been considering the Biblical account of Naboth and his adorable vineyard. It must have been wonderful, because the wicked king of Israel, Ahab, really, really wanted Naboth’s vineyard. H...  Read More
by Christopher Thompson
Who or what is at the center of your life?
May 4th, 2021
What if anything is mastering you today, Christian? What consumes your thoughts? What do you long for? What “must” you have? What are you obsessed with? If you are honest with yourself, does that thin...  Read More
by Christopher Thompson
How big is your God?
April 20th, 2021
My God was too small, and God broke me of this error. During the next few years, I would see God do miracles in my life. When we arrived at Sonrise, we figured that we could survive on an Associate Pa...  Read More
by Christopher Thompson
Can love be offensive?
April 13th, 2021
By today’s standards, Jesus’ actions would be deemed unloving, yet Jesus was love on legs. There was never a time when Jesus was not displaying His love. The “tough” love that these men received was ...  Read More
by Christopher Thompson
Spiritual Paralysis - The Fear of the Unknown Part 2
March 30th, 2021
The fear of the unknown paralyzes many churches and pastors, so they do not change. As Yogi Berra used to say, “When you do what you’ve always done, you get what you’ve always got.”...  Read More
by Christopher Thompson
Spiritual Paralysis - The Fear of the Unknown Part 1
March 26th, 2021
In many churches, pastors and leaders alike are afraid to try anything new or different for fear of making waves. Consequently, the churches are in a long deep, furrow, also known as a rut!...  Read More
by Christopher Thompson