Welcome to Touching Lives

To touch a life is to ultimately impact another with the profound goodness of God’s truth. It is the breath of vitality that can shift a soul to new hope. An opportunity lit by the grace of God to come alongside and speak life to them and with them.

We know the impact Jesus Christ can have on a life is truly remarkable. When the love of Christ breaks through troubled hearts and lives, it can no longer remain the same. It is moved. Transformed. Restored.

At Touching Lives, we have made a deep commitment to reach the lost, the broken, the spiritually blind, and all who thirst for God’s truth and goodness. We have a passion to propel new life into your faith, inspire hope for the hopeless, and to reach those who seem too far. We know that all things are possible with God, and no soul is beyond God’s reach–so we press on for His glory.

With our world changing rapidly, we are re-energized and committed to touching the lives of the lost and enriching the faith of the found.

We encourage you to join and support us in the profound joy of bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ into the world until we meet Him face to face. Come alongside us with your prayer and financial support–providing life-changing opportunities to reach, touch, and impact the world for Jesus Christ and for the love of humanity.

 

Latest Sermon from Touching Lives with James Merritt

James Merritt - January 14, 2018

Make It or Take It

It’s easy to think we’ve got it all figured out. We see what we think is injustice and we believe that the wrong should be made right and the guilty punished. But most of us aren’t so quick to come to this conclusion regarding our own sins. We compare our wrongdoings to those of people who do things we consider to be worse, and we excuse our sin as if it shouldn’t count. But we’re wrong.

From Series: "Yes But..."

It's a word that can change everything. It paints a contrast between the world's path and God's ideal. It one way that God lets us know how He makes a way, when there seems to be no way. So much hope, encouragement and inspiration wrapped up in a simple, thee-letter word: but. Join Pastor Merritt as we open Scripture to look at four exceptional verses. Exceptional because the word but changes everything. Through this teaching series you'll learn how God turns harm into good, death to life, our dreams to His plans, and our fear into faith. Yes, But will be four practical sermons that you will not want to miss.

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16Jan 2018

“How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” John 5:44 What happens to our spiritual ability to know Christ if we chase the praise of man? “How can you believe when you receive glory from one another…?” Jesus asks in John […]

15Jan 2018

“But Jesus answered them, ‘You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.’” Matthew 22:29 Did you know that Jesus did not think the Pharisees could read their Bible? They were the most learned religious leaders of the Jewish people in those days, yet Jesus did not think they knew how […]

12Jan 2018

“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 will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 Most of the decisions we make today are not explicitly addressed in the Bible. There are no biblical answers […]

11Jan 2018

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Proverbs 14:12 There are few verses in the Bible that give me more reason to pause than Proverbs 14:12. I cringe when I hear people say, “I do what I feel like God wants me to do.” This […]

10Jan 2018

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” Psalm 25:9 Let’s just face it – nobody likes to be told what to do. This truth rears its ugly head at about age two…if not sooner. It is human nature to want to make our own decisions and have things our own […]

09Jan 2018

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9 As Christians, most of us have fully embraced the truth that Jesus has saved us from our sins. We understand that we are forgiven. We may not understand every theological detail, but we live our days knowing that God has saved […]

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02Dec 2017

Encouraging note taking by your congregation will significantly improve their retention of the preaching. Often pastors concentrate on how dynamic the presentation of the teaching will be without as much regard to how they will help the congregation retain the information. But note taking is absolutely key to the sermon penetrating beyond the pews and […]

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