Pastor’s Blog

A Walk of Trust

The ideas of faith and trust are related concepts but have distinct differences. We relate to faith as a substance, something that we can obtain and use. Trust, on the other hand, is a state of being that is directed towards another. It involves a relationship with the one you are trusting. Instead of something…

Christ Ends Your Mistrust

Adam openly walked with God in the garden. There was a closeness and intimacy of trust that existed between them. But at some point, satan interjected mistrust into the relationship, accusing God saying, “has God said?” (Gen. 3:1).

Stop Hiding, God is Not Ashamed of You

2/19/2017 Sunday AM, Shiloh in Kalona, IA Craig Haworth, 50:10 Have you ever been told that God cannot look upon you because of your sin? Does it strike you as odd that our loving Father who created humankind and called it very good could be so repulsed by His creation that He could not bear…

The Body of Christ Is A Witness

The idea of witness is a familiar one in Christianity. It is often associated with evangelism and a process by which someone new comes into a relationship with Christ. When we witness, we speak the Gospel of Jesus and attempt to convey the depth of our experience in words to another. But there is a…

Keep Yourself in God’s Love

We know that God sent His Son Jesus as an expression of love to draw us into an intimate relationship with Himself. But questions remain, “Does He love me, personally? How do I have to act so that He keeps loving me?” We hear of God’s unconditional love, but our thoughts remain filled with conditions.

The End of False Paradigms

We all have paradigms. They are the patterns of how we think, our thought processes, all influenced and developed through the experiences of our lives. They shape how we relate to the world around us as well as to God and His word. Proverbs 23:7 describes this trait of mankind saying, “For as he thinks…

Love the Lord, Yield to His Glory

We live in an age of tremendous disunity surrounded by divisions based on race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, and intellect, to name just a few. We can never change this reality through our fleshly efforts, but when God’s glory flows freely among us it will begin to bring about oneness, and that is the answer to any problem that we face.

Memorial for Marilyn Lee Hargrave

Shiloh Church announces a private memorial service and graveside ceremony for Marilyn Lee Hargrave on November 8th, 2015.  These events are by invitation only for family and members of The Living Word Fellowship. When: 1pm, Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at the Main Shiloh Sanctuary Graveside service immediately following at the Shiloh Memorial Cemetery.  A reception…

Trumpets – What Will You Do With the Living Word?

We are about to enter a month of celebrating the feasts of the Lord that concludes with the Feast of Tabernacles. It begins with Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets, which initiates the Ten Days of Repentance, a deep time of seeking God. It is a time where we take stock of our walk with God, and we look to Him to place within us the hunger for a greater relationship.