November 22: (Christ the King) (Thanksgiving) Handling the Truth “The Church is closed-minded …” Lectionary Text: John 18:33-37 Pilate’s exchange with Jesus questions the very foundations of what the world holds true. Christ is King, but of a kingdom that
November 15: Borrowed Keys “The Church is arrogant in their belief that they are the only ones going to Heaven…” Lectionary Text: 1 Samuel 2:1-10 Hannah’s prayer emphasizes humility in the face of God’s sovereignty. Ultimately, Salvation belongs to God.
November 8: A Mite Deceptive “The Church is only interested in my money…” Lectionary Text: Mark 12:41-44 Jesus praises the depth of this widow’s generosity, not because of it’s size, but because of the faith behind it. She truly believes
November 1: (All Saints Day) Now and Later “The Church is irrelevant in today’s world…” Text: Revelation 21:1-6 Youth pastor, Jamie Jordan, reminds us that John’s divine vision of heaven speaks of a joyous eternity in God’s presence. But its
October 25: Seeing and Believing “The Church is judgmental…” Lectionary Text: Mark 10:46-52 (SEE ALSO Mark 8:22-26) Blindness is a physical ailment, but is often used as a symbol for a spiritual malady. Here, the simple faith of the blind
October 11: (Stewardship Celebration) Mark 5:1-20 “When Pigs Fly” Too often, we shy away from witnessing to other people because we feel we don’t know enough Bible or theology to answer their inevitable questions. At the end of this story,
October 4 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 “Gifted” Many of us shy from service because we feel we are not equipped to do anything significant. Paul helps us understand that God has gifted each one of us for a particular place of
Matthew 6:19-24 “Taming the Heart” Jesus actually talked a great deal more about money than about the sorts of things the modern church chooses to talk about. This passage talks about the power that money has over us and suggests
Perhaps the most precious gift we have to offer anyone is the gift of our time. As church members, we have pledged to support the church with our Service. The booklet at the link below lists some suggested ways in
September 13: Prayers Romans 8:22-28 “Groaning” Too often we shy back from prayer because we “don’t know where to start” or “don’t know what to say.” We intuitively understand that many of our prayers are selfish at heart or misguided.