Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. Luke 24:13 We are going to be looking at this story of what happened to the two men on the road to Emmaus as a part of our "This is us" series. What happens on the way to Emmaus to these disciples is what happens to a lot of us when we get involved in small groups. ...Keep Reading
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Morning Prayer of the One Who Already Feels Behind...
Jesus speaks of a world where your value isn’t based on what you can get but on what you give. A world where your value isn’t based on what you can gain for those on top of society but what you can do for those on the bottom of society. A world where value isn’t assigned based on what you do but what you do for....
For our next service project, Spirit and Life will be collecting specific items to be used in filling Cleaning Buckets which we will donate for hurricane relief. The buckets will be used by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to help victims of hurricanes in their effort to recover from the devastating effects of the storms. Last year, UMCOR exhausted their supply of these buckets due to the major hurricanes our country sustained....
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This past Sunday we finished our sermon series "How Christians ________" where we looked at a number of different topics we experience in our life and looked at what wisdom Scripture and the church can offer in those situations. Every week we had a resource that inspired the sermon (other than Scripture and Jesus). As we close the series we wanted to have put all those res...Keep Reading
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirableif anything is excellent or praiseworthythink about such things. How should Christians engage culture? How should Christians consume different things in culture? This is a question we looked at this past Sunday i...Keep Reading
This past Sunday in church we looked at whether Scripture could give us any guidance when it came to parenting our children. I for one need guidance when it comes to being a parent. I have felt unprepared and overwhelmed by the task from day one. And in Paul Tripp's book Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that Can Radically Change Your Family we found direction, conviction, a...Keep Reading
I was in middle school when two students brought guns into Columbine High School and committed mass murder of their students, teachers, peers. I remember coming home from school on the bus, being by myself in the house, and watching the news. I remember what happened consuming my thoughts for weeks to come. I was in high school when a father and his son shot people in t...Keep Reading
How Christians Pass On Their Faith, The Long List of Resources...Keep Reading
Being a Parent is Intimidating Enough So How Can I Be the One to Pass On My Faith?...Keep Reading
"Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done." Genesis 2: 1-3 This past Sunday we looked at How Christians Use...Keep Reading
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. Christians fight. We do. Christians are people and people fight. What can hopefull...Keep Reading