If we really believe what we say we believe, then we would believe Jesus when he says that a mustard seed of faith can move mountains. Jesus encounters a father with a mountain of a problem and he moves the mountain. What mountain sized problem are you facing and how can you bring it to Jesus by faith in prayer.
This years theme for our church is "We Believe". We will focus on the core beliefs of biblical Christianity. What is it we believe? We begin with the importance of faith itself. It doesn't matter what you believe if you don't actually put your faith in it. This week we look at the disciples who Jesus said over and over again "O Ye of little faith". Jesus reminds them (and us) faith matters.
Christmas is all about Love. That feeling of love that we seem to share with everyone at Christmas time. Pastor Steven Rossi talks us through what it looks like to live out that Love through the parable of the Good Samaritan. How do we love people that are very different from us?
Anxiety seems like the new cancer. It seems to be everywhere and effecting everyone. Especially during the holidays. The most highlighted verse in the Bible is Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything...". How do we find this peace that only God can offer? How do we spread that peace that God plants in our hearts?
Does it feel like the Holidays to you yet? As we enter this season that is supposed to be marked with Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy, it feels like Hope has been in short supply this year. How do we recapture those Advent qualities? How do we keep hoping for Hope?
God is good, all the time. And all the time.... If God is good enough to turn the leaves red every fall how much more does he want to show his goodness to us. In the middle of a global pandemic and lots of strife and suffering in the world some may question whether God is actually Good. What do you think?
Are you a planner? Every detail with contingency plans for your contingency plans? Or do you like to wing it. Hey it will all work out right? When things are spinning out of control it can feel like maybe God didn't have a plan for this. But our unchanging God's plans are always at work. Our unchanging God is all powerful and will achieve his plans. And I love it when a plan comes together.
Our world is changing at a frenetic pace. But our faith rests on an unchanging God. As we navigate our life what does it mean for us to have a God who is unchanging in his word, unchanging in his love for us, and unchanging in his awesome power?
If your life was a musical, what would be the big finale? As we wrap up the story of David we look at a song he wrote (and sang). He looks back on his life with some perspective, he looks at his life today with some perspective and he looks forward to the end of his life with (guess what?) some eternal perspective. What can we learn from an aging, washed up David? Lets discuss...
We serve a God who is full of Grace, quick to forgive, and separates us form our sins as far as East is from the West, but there are still earthly consequences for our sin. Both King David and Jesus walked up the mount of olives with tears in their eyes. David was fleeing his consequences and Jesus was walking towards the consequences of sin on our behalf. How do we face our consequences of sin?
Steve Steele, Pastor of Community Life