Advent4 Romans 16:25-27 “Mystery Revealed in Doing”
Before any traveling, cooking, shopping, wrapping, decorating, or celebrating: Is what I’m focused on right now something that is drawing me toward God, keeping me stuck where I am, of moving me away from the heart of God.
Advent3 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 “3 Rules for Christmas”
This final rule is the one that will make the most different in our understanding and experience of Christmas and our Christian living: Practicing the disciplines of spiritual growth.
Advent2 Mark 1:1-8 “Tying Laces”
Repentance is seeing the mistakes we make. Think about a good athletics coach, their job is not to only talk about the good things that the team accomplished, but they spend more time pointing out the problem, potential problems, studying tapes of past problems, assistant coaches to look out for offense and defense, all to…
Advent 1 Isaiah 64:1-9 I am Not the Potter
O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence– as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil– to make your name known to your adversaries, so that the nations might tremble at your presence! When you did awesome deeds that…
2 Corinthians 9:15 Living the Indescribable Life
This is the year that we make Thanksgiving about God rather than just a meal. This is the year that we make time to Praise and honor God with appreciation. This is the year that we focus more on the present need for Christ in our lives, than traditions past.
“Sins Set Before God” Psalm 90:1-17
The wise choice for our life: Choose for the God who knows our sin, to hear our repentance and desire to try again.
Amos 5:18-24 “If 2020 Were a Bible Verse”
Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, not light; as if someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten by a snake.…
Matthew 5:1-12 Reassemble the Saints
Today we remember those who have died this year, members, non-members, who have been spiritual role models for our faith, and for our world..
Galatians 3:27-29 Mortar is to Bricks as Christ is to Us
The is one race. We are humans. We have different cultures, pigments of skin color, and varieties of traditions and assessments of our identities as individuals and groups. We are all creations of God’s handiwork, created, loved, and saved by God.
Romans 14:7-13 Mature Enough to Include
Paul is clear that our job is NOT to be a spiritual judge. But we ARE to be passionate about building up the opportunities to transform our relationship as disciples