Cross and Flame - Christ (cross) and the Holy Spirit (flame).

Called to be a Witness

Called to be a Witness

Our theme for the past 7 ½ months has been “Knowing God”.  The theme has kept us on target as we have explored the Scriptures, sang hymns and worshipped together.  We have sought to hear, see, and experience God in our lives.  Today we discover God’s purpose for us as we live out our soul…

Out with the Bad; In with the Good

Out with the Bad; In with the Good

This letter is written to Jews, Greeks and non-Greeks, wise and the foolish.  This letter comes as a result to the wickedness and godlessness of God’s people.  This Word speaks to the wrath of God.  The wrath of God is when God pulls out all the stops; when God withdraws His protection and allows humankind…

Hearing God

Hearing God in the Darkness

  The Lord’s Covenant With Abram 1After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield,a your very great reward.b ” 2But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inheritc my estate…

The Glory of God

The Glory of God

  We find Jesus with Peter, James and John, having spent a hallelujah good time on a mountain top.  The disciples have seen a sight that has left them in awe and they have chosen not to share it.  Who would believe their story? Does their story matter? Peter has seen the “glory” of Christ. …

A New Reality

A New Reality

PRAYER:  Now, O God, give us ears to hear your Word; eyes to see the vision; a tongue to tell it; and put running in our feet to carry out your plan.  Now let the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, our strength…

A New Vision

A New Vision

Introduction Life is full of changes; small changes and large ones.  That change produces tension.  We believe that our Lord knows the places of tension in our lives and through the Holy Spirit change is realized and gives way to a new reality.  God gives Isaiah a vision the year his uncle Uzziah dies.  In…

Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity

Out of the void, the earth was created.  Out of chaos on an angry sea, Jesus spoke and there was peace.  Out of differences in people, the church was formed.  These people were not clones of each other or some other.  They were not necessarily people of familiarity.  There was no buddy system or socio-economic…

Go Preach the Gospel

Go Preach the Gospel

Go Preach the Gospel I was made privy to a conversation from an older member of another church who heard a passage of Scripture preached and realized that God was speaking to her; and, not just to her, but to all those who called themselves Christian.  She had spent a lifetime trying to live right…

Master carpenter

The Master Carpenter (Framing the House)

Summary:  We continue to look at the fact that the Lord has to build the house if we expect it to last.  We have used the earthly example of actually building a house.  After constructing the foundation, it is now necessary to frame the house.  Framing provides the skeleton or backbone of the house by…