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 - September 17, 2017

Is My Flashlight On?

You cannot be light on the outside, until you have light on the inside. Everybody in this world is either in the light or they are in the dark. Jesus came to die on a cross for our sins, to take care of the darkness of sin and death, and to come out of the grave three days later so He could be to us the light of the world. Is your flashlight on? If you have Jesus in your heart, your flashlight must be on!

From Series: "The Cross-Shaped Life"

Living the Cross-Shaped Life means living for Jesus each and every day. It means being open to not only seeking God's will but actually doing God's will so you can grow in faith and impact others along life's journey. Join Dr. Merritt in this incredible study to learn how you can live the Cross-Shaped Life.

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17Nov 2017

“Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight; so You are right in Your verdict and justified when You judge.” Psalm 51:4 If there is anything that should motivate all of us who know God, love God, and worship God to avoid sin it should be Psalm 51:4. Even […]

16Nov 2017

“Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones You have crushed rejoice.” Psalm 51:8 I do not think you could find anyone in the Bible, other than Jesus, who loved God more than King David loved God. Their relationship was unique. God Himself, in fact, referred to David as, “a man after His own heart” […]

15Nov 2017

“For I know my transgressions and my sin is always before me.” Psalm 51:3 When I was a small boy, a lady named Mrs. Gunter used to keep me every Saturday while my mother worked. Mrs. Gunter’s son, Scotty, had a hat that I particularly admired and wanted. One day, I packed that hat with some […]

14Nov 2017

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:1-2 When King David wrote Psalm 51, it was right after his sin of adultery had been exposed. The King had gone to great […]

13Nov 2017

“Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” Psalm 51:5 There are sicknesses and then there are sicknesses. Doctors were recently asked their opinion of the most terrifying, horrifying sicknesses in history. These were their top three. The first is what is called the “Black Death,” or now known as […]

10Nov 2017

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 Jim Irwin was one of the astronauts who went to the moon. After he got back, he said this, “When I looked out and saw the earth, about as big as […]

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18Nov 2017

Recently our church staff leadership has begun specific discussion on the issue of diversity. At some level every church must deal with how it will approach the racial makeup of the congregation. Some church leaders simply ignore the issue, which is, I believe, to the church’s ultimate detriment. Others accept racial change in their congregation, […]

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