Earthen Vessels: “Thanks for the Memories” 1 Co 11:23–26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. – 1 Cor. 11:26 Paul Says that the gifts of God’s Spirit are contained in us, as in jars of clay. Even as these Earthen Vessels may be […]
Band of Believers: “Join the Band” 1 Peter 2:9-10 “…but now you are the people of God…” – 1 Peter 2:10 By His power and His presence in Christ, God is creating, revealing, redeeming, restoring, and will return again. But have power, too! Inspired by the Holy Spirit, we can move the needle of our […]
Band of Believers: “Hope Returning” Revelation 21:1-4 “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down…” – Revelation 21:2 Ever felt weary of following Christ? Of doing things “God’s Way”? Of making study, and prayer and weekly worship a “must do” part of your life? John has a vision to share with us that […]
Band of Believers: “No Trespasses” 1 John 1:8-10 “…he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins…” The temptation of the ages is to play the “claim no blame” game when we do wrong. But the Band of Believers knows that the way to no trespasses is not by denial, but through the […]
Band Of Believers: “This Gift” “Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” – John 1:29 In a time of “do-it-yourself-ism” our connection as a Band of Believers tells us that there is at least one job we will never do for ourselves.
Band of Believers: “My World” “Is he not your Father, your Creator…?”“Is he not your Father, your Creator…?” The way saplings are related by seed and soil to the most ancient redwoods in the forest, we are bound together with Christians of the past by the Apostle’s Creed, that ancient statement of “First Things of […]
What-ever “Permanently Pressed” Philippians 3: 7-10 “Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize…” Philippians 3:14 Given the relative ease with which people move from place to place and country to country, citizenship has become a hot issue. Today Paul says […]
What-ever: “Pure and Praiseworthy” Philippians 2:3-4 “…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling…” Philippians 2:12 Jesus was wholly obedient to the will of the Father, and Paul was obedient to the will of God in Jesus. Can we say the same? What-ever we do, Paul says we are to look “not […]
What-ever: “Nobly Done” “Whatever happens, conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ”- Philippians 1:27 “What-ever” is an expression of indifference, but not in the Christian life. Paul says that what-ever we think, act on, or otherwise lend our energies to makes a difference to the church, the world, and to our […]
Sight /Seeing: “Incredible!” John 2:1-3 Nothing beats a wedding for taking in sights of hope, optimism and endless possibilities. But what happens when the party is over? In our everyday world, can we still see the incredible?