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 […]
What-ever: “What Are You Thinking?” Philippians 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say again; Rejoice!” – Philippians 4:4 What-ever the stress, whatever our challenges, what-ever the latest story on the evening news, Paul says that making the choice to rejoice is what matters most as we “think along with God” and find 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?
Sight /Seeing: “My Place” John 4:34-36 We all have differences of of with people on a variety of issues, but sometimes those differences are so fundamental that they are irreconcilable. When such a gap exists between us and other people where does God come down?
Sight/ Seeing: “See the World” Mark 9:20-24 “If you can? said Jesus. Everything is possible for him who believes” Living in an imperfect world, it seem like we take in sights of suffering, disorder and dysfunction every day. But what does God want us to “see”? On God’s Sight/ Seeing tour, the brokenness around us […]
Less for More: “Angst-Less” Psalm 37:3-6 “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him…” – Psalm 37:5 Turn on cable TV or talk radio any time of day and it will quickly become clear that we live in an era of angst, whipped-up, promoted, monetized and delivered twenty-four hours a day. It seems that the […]