April 26, 2017

The sermon this week, Hopefully Hopeful, was based on I Peter 1:3-5. Here are some thoughts I had after reflecting on our service:

Faith, Hope, Love.

So what would it look like if we spent our time talking about Faith, Hope and Love, and nothing else. What would my day look like if I spent my time focused with an "attitude of hope?"

At 6:15am, I’m mostly regret. “Why am I awake?!”

After some food and coffee, I might taste a bit of hope.

       But love… nope. No...

Mark 2:3-4 *

“Some men came, bringing to (Jesus) a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get the man to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat which the man was lying on.”
(Mark 2:3-4, NIV*)

Devotion

Though there are millions of people who come to Jesus each day, there are still some that cannot see a way to come to him. 

Here, a paralyzed man could not get t...

At Ephesians 3:14-19 Paul describes his daily prayer for the Christians in Ephesus.  He writes:  

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is given its name.  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that, being rooted and established in love, you may have powe...

January 17, 2017

Acts 16:16-19

Paul and Silas in Prison

16 One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave-girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. 17 While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, “These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you[a] a way of salvation.” 18 She kept doing this for many days. But Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I order you in...

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