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 7, 2018

Decision Guide

Why is every decision important? Because where you are today is the result of decisions you made yesterday. And every choice you make today affects tomorrow. Whether you have historically made good decisions and are reaping good results, or you have a tendency to make the wrong choices and are suffering the consequences, God wants to help you get from your current circumstances to an even greater place in Him.

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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21Feb 2018

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20Feb 2018

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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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