Feb 19, 2017
The Baptized People of God “A Prophetic Community”
Remember the famous movie line, “You can’t handle the truth!” In addition to doing a lot of good in the world, Christianity also brings with it the truth – the truth of man’s sin and of God’s salvation. Many people resent that truth, but for those who believe it is eternal life.
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  • Feb 19, 2017The Baptized People of God “A Prophetic Community”
    Feb 19, 2017
    The Baptized People of God “A Prophetic Community”
    Remember the famous movie line, “You can’t handle the truth!” In addition to doing a lot of good in the world, Christianity also brings with it the truth – the truth of man’s sin and of God’s salvation. Many people resent that truth, but for those who believe it is eternal life.
  • Feb 12, 2017The Baptized People of God “A Lay-Launching Community”
    Feb 12, 2017
    The Baptized People of God “A Lay-Launching Community”
    Just as Jesus sent out the 72, the Christian Church continues to be a sending community, mobilizing both clergy and laity for mission in our world. How do we unleash our members for ministry?
  • Feb 5, 2017The Baptized People of God “A Suffering Community”
    Feb 5, 2017
    The Baptized People of God “A Suffering Community”
    Christianity teaches that suffering is purposeful – that God uses suffering in our lives ultimately for our good. Have you ever thought of the benefits of suffering? God doesn’t cause suffering, Her certainly knows how to work for our good!
  • Jan 29, 2017The Baptized People of God “A Unifying Community”
    Jan 29, 2017
    The Baptized People of God “A Unifying Community”

    There is one Lord, one faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all. As we reach out with God’s love to the world, we need to make sure that we also extend that love to each other in the body of Christ!

  • Jan 22, 2017The Baptized People of God “A Servant Community”
    Jan 22, 2017
    The Baptized People of God “A Servant Community”
    Jesus said that the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. When we follow Jesus, we too, become servants, and point people to the One who gave His life for us.
  • Jan 15, 2017The Baptized People of God “A Contrasting Community”
    Jan 15, 2017
    The Baptized People of God “A Contrasting Community”
    Jesus said that his followers would be “in the world” but not “of the world.” How do we blend in? How are we different? Baptism makes us live distinctly different lives than the world around us – as children of God.
  • Jan 8, 2017Walking with Wise Men
    Jan 8, 2017
    Walking with Wise Men
    The Magi were obsessed with learning from the stars, and making connections between events above and events below. God graciously revealed to them where heaven and earth truly meet – in Jesus.
  • Jan 1, 2017God’s Very Great and Precious Promises
    Jan 1, 2017
    God’s Very Great and Precious Promises
    As we head into a new year, we hold onto the abundant grace and peace that we have in the promises of God, and we rely on His glory and goodness as we seek the Kingdom in 2017.
  • Dec 25, 2016The Word Became Flesh
    Dec 25, 2016
    The Word Became Flesh
     
  • Dec 24, 2016Bethlehem God Chose the Least of These
    Dec 24, 2016
    Bethlehem God Chose the Least of These
    The birth of Jesus demonstrates how God works through the lowly, the humble, and the least of these to accomplish great things. Although Bethlehem was the smallest Judean town, out of this tiny village came someone who would save, redeem, and rule over the Kingdom of God.