Sundays after the Epiphany

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God Calls Us to Carry Out His Mission

Life Guide God Calls Us to Carry Out His Mission 1. In spite of the objections 2. With the promise of his presence   7 When the Israelites cried out to the Lord because of Midian, 8 he sent them a prophet, who said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt, out of the […]

Teach. Learn. Switch.

Life Guide Today as we focus on Christian Education, we’ll consider a few thoughts from each of the texts we heard before. We’ll do so using this short outline to summarize and remember each section: Teach. Learn. Switch. First, we begin in Deuteronomy 6 with Moses’ instruction to teach. Moses gives this instruction to the […]

Compelled, New, and Reconciled

Life Guide The 1959 Chevy Corvette is a beautiful car. The ’72 Corvette Stingray is bold yet sleekly styled, aesthetically pleasing. Then there’s the ’88 Corvette Stingray. I don’t know what happened there. Rough decade for car design in general. Then, the 2024 Corvette Stingray got things back on track and looking like a super […]

Overflow In The Grace of Giving

Life Guide Several years ago, in Monterey, CA, a coastal city south of San Francisco, a peculiar problem arose– not with the people, but with the pelicans who resided there.  Monterey is a hot fishing spot, and the fisherman used to feed the pelicans the leftovers after they were done cleaning their fish.  After a […]

Itching Ears Need to Hear the Truth

1) For their correction. 2) For their salvation Of all the weeks for it to happen, I suppose it was no coincidence it was this one. We were all coming back from our vacation in Alaska. As our plane began its final descent into Minneapolis, my ears began to ache from the changing pressure. Down […]

How the Mighty have Fallen

11 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. 2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman […]

Trust in God’s Strength

This week I was attacked by the devil and the attack came from the unlikeliest of places. Message after message came at me ripe with the devil’s lies. He was telling me exactly the things I wanted to hear, the things that pet my ego. Subtle little whispers, stuff like, “Nothing you can’t handle!” “You […]

Christian, Look to the Light

Christian, Look to the Light! 1. Darkness envelopes the world 2. Yet, the light of Christ dawns   19 When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20 Consult God’s instruction and the […]