Oct 21, 2018
Is that Fair?
Series: (All)
We believe that LIFE IS NOT FAIR. But upon deeper reflection, through the insights of Scripture, we can find that God’s own suffering and sacrifice for us is beyond what we can imagine. By trusting in Him and in the eternal big-picture of abundant life that He promises us, we can find that His righteousness, justice, love, mercy, and fairness are more than we could ever hope for.
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  • Oct 21, 2018Is that Fair?
    Oct 21, 2018
    Is that Fair?
    Series: (All)
    We believe that LIFE IS NOT FAIR. But upon deeper reflection, through the insights of Scripture, we can find that God’s own suffering and sacrifice for us is beyond what we can imagine. By trusting in Him and in the eternal big-picture of abundant life that He promises us, we can find that His righteousness, justice, love, mercy, and fairness are more than we could ever hope for.
  • Oct 14, 2018Who Really Knows You?
    Oct 14, 2018
    Who Really Knows You?
    Series: (All)
    God knows what it’s like to be you.  God keeps telling us that He is “in us.” And it seems that God also wants us to know what it’s like to be Him...to have His heart. Jesus even said be like your heavenly Father. God wants our experience of life to be His experience of life as well. Because if we can share this life experience with God, then we can truly know who we are what life is all about.  
  • Oct 7, 2018How Do Two Become One?
    Oct 7, 2018
    How Do Two Become One?
    Series: (All)
    We need one another. God tells us in Genesis “it’s not good to be alone.” We need relationships. Relationships that help us to grow. Growth is never comfortable. But if we commit ourselves to “become one flesh” with the ones we are given to love, we will find that we can “help” one another become all that God created us to be.
  • Sep 30, 2018Who is For Us?
    Sep 30, 2018
    Who is For Us?
    Series: (All)
    Who is on my side? Who is my support system, my team? Is life even on my side? EVERYTHING is “for us”! At times it may seem that God, our family and friends, even our own thoughts and feelings are against us, BUT through faith and through living a life in the Spirit we can experience what Romans 8 tells us: “ALL THINGS things work together for our good when we love God and are called according to His purpose.”  
  • Sep 23, 2018Who Are We Welcoming?
    Sep 23, 2018
    Who Are We Welcoming?
    Series: (All)
    Jesus says we need to “receive” and “welcome” children into our lives so that we can know what it is to “receive” and “welcome” Him. What a change there is in our lives when we are open to receive a child! What a change in our lives when we are open to receive Christ! Who else might Jesus be calling us to “receive” and “welcome”? Let’s open ourselves to the life-change it brings!  
     
  • Sep 16, 2018Who Do You Say That He Is?
    Sep 16, 2018
    Who Do You Say That He Is?
    Series: (All)
     
  • Sep 9, 2018How Does Your Faith Work?
    Sep 9, 2018
    How Does Your Faith Work?
    Series: (All)
    For God’s will to be done in our lives and in our world, we need both Faith and Works. True Faith and true Works cannot exist one without the other. Our Faith Works! We have Working Faith! And if we need something to “hold together” our Faith and our Works, we have Spiritual Practice. So the question for us today (and every day) is “what are we Practicing?”  
  • Sep 2, 2018How Will Our Children Know?
    Sep 2, 2018
    How Will Our Children Know?
    Series: (All)
    We all have potential. No matter what stage of life we are living in at the moment. And we can all help each other. In fact, without one another, we cannot reach our potential. God has a “land for us to enter and occupy.” We can have that land, and we can pass it on to our children, if we are humble enough to grow.  
  • Aug 26, 2018Can You Accept It?
    Aug 26, 2018
    Can You Accept It?
    Series: (All)
    Can we accept that God may be calling us to a ministry of reconciliation that is beyond “either/or” Christianity? Can we accept a third force: God’s Spirit giving us life and transforming us so that God can bring the gift of transformation to the world? It’s easy to fight, to stand our ground, and ultimately to get stuck in our beliefs and perspectives. Can we accept the “flesh” and “blood” Jesus offers so that we can all abide in him?  
     
  • Aug 19, 2018Is Eternal Life in You?
    Aug 19, 2018
    Is Eternal Life in You?

    Jesus is our food. Life’s challenges make us grow. We are part of the whole. We pass on life to others. Together we live forever.  

     
  • Aug 12, 2018How Did You Get Here?
    Aug 12, 2018
    How Did You Get Here?
    Series: (All)
    On life’s journey, we may ask ourselves “how did I get here?” Let us remember that the God who started us on our journey will see us through to its final destination. If we open ourselves to God’s leading, God will “draw” us to the left and to the right along the way, whichever direction we need to go. God will even “draw” us back on track if we seem to be a bit lost. Let us be thankful for the journey, and for God’s leading along the way.
  • Aug 5, 2018Is Your Bread Perishable?
    Aug 5, 2018
    Is Your Bread Perishable?
    Series: (All)
    God is our life-giver. Our life-sustainer. Our creator. Our eternal rest. Let us place our trust in God for our eternal life. Let us do our part, our “work,” not for our own gain but for the joy of doing what God created us to do.
  • Jul 29, 2018What is Paul’s Prayer for You?
    Jul 29, 2018
    What is Paul’s Prayer for You?
    Series: Pentecost
    God wants what is best for us. Specifically, a deep and growing relationship with Him. The Apostle Paul was moved by the the Holy Spirit to share this message with the early church. And this message is just as relevant for us today. Let us do our best to make his prayer a reality in our lives. And let it be our prayer for one another.
  • Jul 22, 2018How Does Shepherd Jesus Tie it All Together?
    Jul 22, 2018
    How Does Shepherd Jesus Tie it All Together?
    Series: Pentecost
    Isn’t it wonderful how Jesus ties it all together for us. How God works in the lives of people generation after generation from the beginning. How God has a plan for rest and peace for us. How God’s word guides us. How God shepherds us. How God is Father and King to us, offering covenant relationship. And dwelling with us and in us.
  • Jul 15, 2018What Difference Does Faith Make?
    Jul 15, 2018
    What Difference Does Faith Make?
    Series: Pentecost
    A life of Faith is very different from a life without it. Our relationship with the Creator and Sustainer of Life and Love brings us to fully into life. Without it, we are a good as dead. Let us give ourselves completely to Faith. Let us share the difference that it makes with others. And let us be thankful for it from the bottom of our hearts.