Hope begins with waiting, UGhhhh. Waiting for something good. Waiting for God to deliver. Biblical hope is waiting for something good from God, in His time, for His purposes. We see that anticipation through the writings of Isaiah as he was waiting for a savior. What are you excitedly waiting for this Christmas?
It's easy to celebrate thanksgiving. Who doesn't love a big meal and a couple days off from work. Its harder to practice thanksgiving daily. It's harder to live a life of thanksgiving, but that is what God is calling us to. How can you inject some thanksgiving into your life?
He who dies with the most toys wins? What is the Meaning of Life? According to our world? According to the wisest, richest, most powerful man in history? How does the meaning of Life change when you factor in the God who is above it all? Pastor Tim Nielsen reminds us of Gods purpose in this meaningless world. Life without God is meaningless.
It would be easy to Praise Solomon for all his accomplishments. To soak in his wisdom written down for us throughout the ages. It would be easy to recount his wealth and power and influence and leave it at that, but thats not the end of the Story. The most prosperous King in all history ended his life with a great thud as he walked away from Gods plan for his life. Lets not do the same.
Steve Steele, Pastor of Community Life