#Thoughtsandprayersarenotenough

“I used to believe that prayer changes things. But now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.”  Mother Teresa In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.  No one who hopes in you will […]

Witness

Last week we opened up Acts 1:6-9 (http://f163865.wpengine.com/listen/) and heard Jesus say these words to his disciples: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  So often I heard that word witness and thought of […]

Wanna Get Away

A few years ago Southwest Airlines had a humorous series of commercials that all ended with the line, wanna get away? The commercials all talked about challenges of life that made you just want to get on a plane and go somewhere else for a break.  Last week as a church we looked at Luke 5:16 […]

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

One of these things is not like the others, One of these things just doesn’t belong, Can you tell which thing is not like the others By the time I finish my song? This cute little song from Sesame Street helped young children learn how to notice differences in a series of objects.  Last week […]

Transform

If you ask most people will tell you that they want their lives to be better tomorrow than it is today.  Many Christians will tell you similarly that they want and believe that they should be growing in their faith, their knowledge of scripture, and their relationship with God.  The challenge is that as people […]

Child Like Faith

“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3-4 ESV Jesus mention of a child like faith, begs the question to me, what is so different in the faith of a child that […]

Inefficient Gospel

I envy individuals who are talked about as strong people.  Often it is used to talk about individuals who are in the midst of stress, personal struggles, or crisis, and are able to navigate it with grace, and a relatively level head.  I want to be one of those strong people.  This was not a […]

Inefficent Gospel

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s […]