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August 2, 2020

Start Seeing Miracles

Miracle stories like the feeding of the 5,000 and stories like Chastity’s invite us to think about how God works in our lives. Certainly, God is not limited to interventions that we can explain with science. God can work through means we might label as coincidence or accident or serendipity or luck or natural processes […]

July 12, 2020

Rest for the Weary

There is also rest in Jesus through whatever valley, trial, worry, or fear we face today. The bread and the cup are a reminder that if God gave us Jesus, the costliest gift of all, God would give us everything else we need. If God saved us and made us God’s children through Jesus, if […]

June 28, 2020

The Forgetting God

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June 21, 2020

Now Thank We All Our God

It takes courage to look at life through the lens of gratitude. With our hearts and hands and voices, through our laughter and our tears, we hold hard to an attitude of gratitude, sensing that it is the key to our wholeness. With Pastor Rinkart’s bold hymn, we sing thanks to God for countless gifts […]

March 8, 2020

A Psalm for Slippery Slopes

The mountains in Psalm 121 are not God, but seeing the mountains helps the psalmist think about God who is the keeper Israel, the protector of the people, the One who never slumbers or goes off duty. When we find ourselves on slippery slopes, we need not fear, but instead, look for God’s leading. Ask […]

March 1, 2020

God is Greater

The ”God is greater than our highs and lows” design is a spiritual reminder that our identity is not based on what we have accomplished for ourselves, nor is it determined by what we’ve failed to do. Life will continue to have highs and lows. Don’t waste them! Trust God through the highs and lows […]

September 1, 2019

MALACHI: Bored with God

MALACHI: Bored with God

When, in the name of Jesus, we show compassion for others, God is honored. The work of Christian discipleship is the antidote to spiritual boredom. When we accept God’s love for us and care for those God entrusts to us, we can truly gather on Sunday mornings to sing God’s praises. We can step into […]

August 11, 2019

ZEPHANIAH: God’s Transforming Joy

ZEPHANIAH: God’s Transforming Joy

Take refuge in the name of God. Put your hope in the righteousness of Christ and not your own. Accept the loving transformation that God’s Spirit is in you. Serve God and each other with gladness. Let yourself awaken to the wonder that the Lord, the King of kings, rejoices over you with gladness and […]

July 14, 2019

HABAKKUK: Fortuitous Events

HABAKKUK: Fortuitous Events

We may not like the way the world is today. We may not like our elected leaders. We may not feel we have much control over our own destiny. But it is just possible, even highly probable, that God is working behind the scenes to fulfill God’s vision for the world. We often simply cannot […]

January 20, 2019

Stead-fast-love

This is steadfast love. This is a love that if we strung all its attributes together it would look like steadfast-unrelenting-unfailing-patient-believing-hoping-enduring-love. This is amazing love! This love comes from God who is transforming us moment by moment and day by day. As we meet today to set our course for the coming year, it is […]

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