06-10-18: The harvest is plenty but the workers are few. God calls us to go out and be the workers to harvest God's bounty, yet few will accept it God's call is to people who are ordinary and normal...even a little messed up. However, God has faith in us to do this work, but do we have faith in ourselves?
05-27-18: "Very truly, I tell you..." is a phrase Jesus says to bring light to some important things to are about to be said. This week we dive into the 3rd chapter of John to learn about Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus.
05-06-18: After the news of a pastoral transition (Rev. Jim moving to Milford Hills UMC in Salisbury, NC) we discuss what it means and why the United Methodist Church moves pastors. We look at the Biblical story of the 7 men chosen to help with a dispute in Acts 6 and how laity are truly in charge of the ministry of the church.
04-29-18: One of the greatest lies of them all is "I am all I need." This idea of self-reliance is one of the foundations of our society here in America, but it is a lie. We need others and we need God, especially God's grace.
04-22-18: We, in America, have an idea that true freedom means we can do anything. In reality that is a lie. True freedom, from God, means something else and it will set us free.
04-15-18: When lift goes horribly wrong, we can start to think that God has forgotten us. This was a common emotion for David, which we see in Psalm 13. Yet, this is a lie. God never forgets us and we can use our memory of what God has done and who God is to remember that and get through dark times.
04-08-18: We love sayings that make us feel warm and fuzzy. We love clique ideas that do not really mean anything. Our culture has fallen in love with many of these sayings but are they true? In this series we dive into some of these cultural lies which we love so much. This week we talk about "I can Be Anything." On some level, this is a lie, we can't be anything. God wants us to be something...what we are called and created to be.
04-01-18: It is Easter Sunday and we celebrate by looking at the certainty of the resurrection. In all the uncertainty of life, we hold onto the defining moment that defines who we are and what we do. We look at the four accounts found in the gospels of what happened at the tomb that morning and what that tells us about the God we worship.
03-25-18: On this Palm Sunday we look at Jesus' prayer in the garden, later on, this week. Jesus' triumphant entry and this prayer all point to Christ's obedience to God. There is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to obedience but what can we learn from Christ as we start this Holy Week?
03-18-18: We look at Zacchaeus and Jesus this week. Zacchaeus is looking for Jesus and what he finds is Jesus has already found him. When we surrender ourselves to God, we find a lot of uncertainty.