Text for the Week: The Promise of Peace

Scripture: Luke 1:68-79 68 “Bless the Lord God of Israel    because he has come to help and has delivered his people.69 He has raised up a mighty savior for us in his servant David’s house,70     just as he said through the mouths of his holy prophets long ago.71 He has brought salvation from our enemies    and from the power of all... Continue Reading →

Text for the Week: On Service

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7-11 7 The end of everything has come. Therefore, be self-controlled and clearheaded so you can pray. 8 Above all, show sincere love to each other, because love brings about the forgiveness of many sins. 9 Open your homes to each other without complaining. 10 And serve each other according to the... Continue Reading →

In the Beginning…

1:1 As God began to order the cosmos, 2 Earth was shrouded in confusion and chaos. Darkness obscured the surface of the abyss, yet God's Spirit soared above the waters. 3 God spoke "Light be" and light was! 4 God saw that the light was beneficial, God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God... Continue Reading →

Text for the Week: Get Some Rest

Mark 6:30-31 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest Reflection The background... Continue Reading →

Text this Week: Let’s Go to Work

1 Timothy 4:7b-16 Train yourself for a holy life! While physical training has some value, training in holy living is useful for everything. It has promise for this life now and the life to come. This saying is reliable and deserves complete acceptance. We work and struggle for this: “Our hope is set on the... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Life: part 1

My last post was a reaction to the current news cycle and how abortion has dominated in the headlines (here) and one insightful individual asked about the Christian theology of life that should ultimately guide us as we deal with topics like abortion. I have decided to take on this challenge, in this post I... Continue Reading →

While We were Outside God Loved Us

This week I saw a ridiculous debate on Twitter, is it appropriate to say, "God loves you" to those outside the Church. How is this even a debate? Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." This means precisely that even when... Continue Reading →

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