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 - February 4, 2018

Help Me With Worry

You can pour your bad news into a big bowl called “worry.” You will heat it up, begin to stir it up, and start to take small bites. You can eat it until you are completely sick of it and until you find yourself drowning in a sea of depression, defeat, and discouragement. Or, you can give you worries to God and let Him take care of it for you. Today, take all of your anxieties and place them into the only pair of hands big enough to handle them—God’s hands.

From Series: "So Help Me God"

Where does your help come from? In times of doubt, worry. When you are tempted? In this short teaching series, Pastor James Merritt explores the Bible's answer to certain help for our troubles. Learn to move beyond fear and to face each day confident that God Himself is helping you along the way.

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23Feb 2018

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 How many people not only carry grudges, but also feel like they have a right to do so? In a study in the Journal of Adult Development, 75% of people surveyed […]

22Feb 2018

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 “Father, forgive them…” Those were Jesus’ words on the cross. Now be honest…if someone had just pressed a crown of sharp thorns on your head, stripped you naked, brutally punched and beaten you senseless, driven nails into […]

21Feb 2018

“When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.” 1 Peter 2:23 Did you know that the only time Jesus asked His Father to forgive sinners was when He was being crucified and said, in Luke 23:34, “Father, […]

20Feb 2018

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 While the world was doing its worst to Jesus, Jesus was doing His best for the world. The greatest injustice in history was when the perfect, […]

19Feb 2018

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:19-20 I once read a story about a man named […]

16Feb 2018

“I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11 Many of you may already know that I am an avid golfer. I love to play and have enjoyed playing with some excellent golfers over the years. Do you know what I have learned every time I play with […]

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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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