There are two profound implications of our unity in Christ: 1) We are all citizens in the same kingdom and 2) We are all members of the same family.
Fear is trusting that our knowledge of the past is better than God’s knowledge of the future.
There is an endless see of (mostly) helpful information to help us navigate these difficult times. None of us have ever been here before, so we’re grasping for anything or anyone who will tell us how to do it. However, we are so busy trying to figure out how that I’m afraid we may miss the what.
We live in an instant-gratification culture. If I can think of it, I can have it. NOW! This instant-expectation permeates our society.
The Bible and orthodox Christian doctrine emphasize a physical bodily resurrection – that Jesus wasn’t a disembodied spirit hovering around – but that he had a transformed material body that could be touched and clung to. Why does this matter?
I am thankful for the way our government has acted quickly to help Americans financially. The CARES Act provides economic relief for individuals and small businesses. But we need more than just financial support to get through this time.
There’s only one organization that can help meet all of our needs, and it’s because it’s not just an organization.
The people thought the triumph was when Jesus won the “popularity contest” in Jerusalem. For them power and popularity meant victory. But Jesus knew better not to get caught up in their shallow view of success.
We were all coasting along, minding our own business, making our plans, and WHAM!!! Corona virus broadsides us and train-wrecks every good thing we had going.
If the only power our thoughts have over us is the power we give them, then we need to empower positive thinking and disempower negative thinking. But how do we do that?
In last Sunday’s message I talked about the need for wisdom in knowing what issues are worth losing your life, your job, or just some sleep over. I proposed that we should be willing to die for our foundational beliefs, defend our biblical values, and discuss our personal preferences. Afterwards I was asked, “What are […]