Not only are you always worthy of God’s grace, but he is faithful and anxious to heal you.
Luke 18:9-14 “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” Edmund Burke Make your donation here today! Watch the entire service here: 8:00 am Message 9:00 am Service 10:30 am Service
If we have a soft heart open to God we need not fear our mistakes, errors, and failures in life because God is willing and ready to give us a new start each and every time.
2 Timothy 2:8-15 God is reaching out with a crazy notion of love and all he wants is for us to say “yes.” And then he asks that we share that love so others might know him. Mother Theresa received the Nobel Peace Prize 40 years ago this week. Her legacy lives on in continuing mission and ministry that she began in such humble ways. One of her key teaching is that we, too, are called to share in that…
Through the simple act of sharing bread and juice, we connect – commune with Christians around the world and across time. Often through the time of sharing we experience God’s presence because of the holiness, the quiet, the fellowship, or simply because God is there.
Hearing the experience of those on short-term or long-term missions whose lives have been dramatically changes and shaped in new ways can help us grow closer to God and in turn, we become more missional.
We discover through Paul’s words in I Timothy 2 the ways in which we as Disciples of Christ learn to make our lives count. Paul guides us to focus our knowledge of God as the FOCAL EFFECT of our faith. The power of being focused upon a single world-changing task glorifies God. Paul’s task was to be the apostle to the Gentiles.
Many challenges come our way in the course of our lives, but we are not defeated when we exercise the power of God’s Holy Spirit that lives within every Christian.
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Regrets can be an instrument of God’s grace and learning that God’s presence never leaves us can bring us strength to empathize with others, forgive sooner, and live more fully. We all have regrets, both for the things we missed doing but should have done and those things we know we shouldn’t have done and now we have regrets for doing. Sometimes our actions have hurt others. “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing…
Our labor isn’t just the work we do to make a living when we dedicate everything we do to God’s glory. Brother Lawrence, a lay brother serving in the Discalced Carmelite Priory in Paris where he served in the kitchen and he said, “I forgot myself and was willing to lose himself for God.” Consider what motivates you in work, in service, in washing dishes.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10, 12, 16 God is speaking to you through music and word, are you hearing him? Through sharing some of our favorite hymns and the background on some of them, we can gain insight, refocus our hearing on the words, and in the process, open ourselves to hearing from God. Sometimes it is simply a tune which brings peace or presence and sometimes it is a word or phrase that touches a sensitive spot in our soul. God…
We can know God because of his character. God is a creating God and since we are made in his image we carry the gift of creation with us.