Author: Ilysia Martin

A New Start

What is it about a fresh start that is so beautiful and intriguing? And why is it that we wait to change anything in our life until a new year?

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What Is Worship?

Worship is something that we talk about a lot in the Christian community, but unfortunately it is something most people rarely fully understand. When someone comes up to me on a Sunday morning and tells me that they loved worship that morning, I have to wonder if that person truly understands the meaning of that word. We, as finite human beings, like to put things in little boxes so they are easier for us to comprehend. But, as we can see from the Scriptures, worship does not fit neatly into a small, tightly wrapped box. In the next few...

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Introducing Worship Leader Ilysia Martin

If you told me 5 years ago that I would be a married woman serving as a worship director at a church, I would have never believed you. My life has taken quite a few twists and turns in the journey to get me where I am at today. But that is just how God works isn’t it? He takes our best made plans and proves that He has something much better in store for us. I have always called Rochester my home. I have lived here my whole life and my entire family is from the area. In...

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  • The Work Of Faith
    The apostle Paul wrote about “the work of faith with power”. To ignore the work of faith is to ignore the transforming power of the gospel. Saving faith produces works of faith. These works are actually the visible fruit of a healthy branch that is abiding in vibrant and loving fellowship with Jesus Christ. These […]
  • Communion – It’s All About Jesus!
    Jesus Christ came to this earth to provide forgiveness of sin by offering Himself up on the cross as payment for our iniquity. The bread and the cup remind us of His sacrifice for us as the Lamb of God. Yes, there is our personal need to search our hearts in preparation for taking communion, […]
  • Jesus, Our Treasure
    Jesus Christ is the believer’s treasure chest. It is in our Lord Jesus that we find all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. It is in our Lord Jesus Christ that we find both redemption and completeness. How foolish we are when we seek to lay up treasures upon earth when we are given in […]
  • Sovereign God
    The fact that our God is absolutely sovereign in the affairs of man is undisputable. God does what He pleases. He answers to no one. Knowing the nature of God takes all fear out of the fact that God is sovereign. He rules in the kingdom of men and appoints whoever He wills to govern. […]