What is going on? In March, I asked it as we began facing the COVID-19 pandemic. And then, a few weeks ago, just as it seemed life was starting to head toward normal, I asked it again as racial divisions erupted across the country. What is happening? Why are we still grappling with racism? Why is there still so much pain and tension over race relations?
Category Archives: Discipleship
These last few months have been strange, yet I’ve been able to rest in God’s promises and sovereignty. I’ve been able to pause and know He is God. He is working out all things according to His plan and purposes. I’m thankful for the ways God has gotten my attention. One of those is highlighting injustices that have occurred throughout history.
Join us in this season of Lent as we prepare our hearts for Resurrection Sunday! There are various special services and events as well as Sunday services.
Four children and youth from our congregation were baptized during a worship service held at the North River, and another of our adult covenant partners renewed her baptism vows. Watch highlights from the day.
A bunch of our regular groups are starting up again in September, so it’s an ideal time to jump in to grow and connect with each other.
If God is love, and if love never fails, then we are left with a wonderful promise: Our Father will never fail.
That word love always makes you think of romantic ideals, happy things, joyous moments. Here in I Corinthians 13:7, though, Paul throws in a word that seems out of place.
Let us be honest with ourselves. When something bad happens to someone you do not like or to an enemy, have you ever thought or said, “this person is getting what he or she deserves. I am glad that this has happened?” When you have these kinds of thoughts, you delight in evil.
We live in a sports-obsessed world where winning, getting our fair share, demanding our “rights” and looking out for ourselves is justified, even admired. Our fortunes — or at least our attitudes — often hinge on whether or not our teams win or whether our perceived needs and wants are fulfilled. But winning is not love and neither is the pride or justification in winning — or even in being right.
Imagine being able to see what the disciples saw when they were with Jesus. Imagine the walks, the conversations, the teaching, the adventures. To be honest it is hard for me to imagine but I occasionally put myself in the sandals of the disciples as I read the gospels. I know that scripture is living and want to live it in a way that honors Christ.