Revisiting Familiar Scriptures

HE BEGAN TO WASH THEIR FEET

There are three signs of an ordinance/sacrament: Jesus did it, Jesus told us to do it, and the act is symbolic of a deeper spiritual truth. When we look at baptism and communion, we immediately see these things because those ordinances are not objectionable. When we look at the ordinance of washing someone else’s feet…

Do This in Remembrance of Me

A lot of our beliefs are based on what we’ve learned from our past… even from childhood. That’s true of our biblical beliefs as well. Our belief system is a mix of memories, experiences, teachings we’ve received and actual scripture. This Sunday we will approach The Lord’s Supper as though we knew nothing and go…

I Baptize You

Sometimes we take the things we know so much about lightly. They don’t mean as much to us as they used to. That’s why we have this series about familiar scriptures. It can actually be refreshing and bring back the true excitement and experience as we relive those scriptures in our lives. This Sunday we…

Praying the Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:5-15

This Sunday we’ll be gaining insight into the Lord’s prayer and the points that Jesus is making. Many of us recited the Lord’s prayer at school and know it by memory. But, do we know it “by heart”? When this scripture is “known by heart” it can change the way that you pray…

PLEASE DON’T FEED THE FEARS

In our state parks, there are signs that say, “Please Don’t Feed the Bears”. When people feed the bears, the bears gain confidence and lose their fear of humans. Then they become pests and dangers as they become more aggressive toward humans.

Perhaps we should cross out the “B”in that sign and place an “F”…

All Things For Your Good

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Some of the toughest times in life can result in something wonderful. This scripture reminds us that we can’t always see how God is working, but we can…

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

So many scriptures are engraved in our minds. The words are there, but have we really “tasted” the messages? John 3:16 and 17 are two of those passages. We see them referenced at sports events on signs held by the audience. Do we see what it means that God loves the world, that He sent…

Sheep Without a Shepherd

Jesus is so amazing. People followed Him everywhere and He just kept on giving. He tried many times to go aside for prayer and time with God, but people always found Him and wanted or needed something. You’d think He’d get tired of our constant needs, but in this Sunday’s message, we’ll discover how that…