How routinely, in the wake of disaster or destruction do you hear someone cite tragedy as God's punishment?
How often in your life has a dull or acute fear of a place called Hell caused you to repent and promise God you will live your life differently?
Or, how many times have you declared yourself unworthy of God's love?
These questions stem from wrestling with the role of sin in our lives and where God meets us.
Last week we celebrated the resurrection. And this week we consider why some folks might doubt the power of the risen Christ.
Thomas, one of Jesus' disciples, has earned as reputation as the doubter-- unconvinced and unmoved by his fellow disciples' accounts of the resurrection. We explore what Thomas' disbelief might reveal about our own belief.
Spoiler alert: It's Easter Sunday and ... Christ is risen! The love of God is more powerful than the powers of the world that try to overcome. It's good news that we get to hear over and over again because God is alive and in our midst.
In light of the resurrection, how can we recognize more clearly that Christ is present in our everyday lives?
There's a pretty popular Bible story about Jesus and his disciples feeding a group of more than 5,000 people. Why does such a miraculous story matter to us?
Following Jesus can be a perplexing and frustrating thing. Some questions we have, some things we experience, and some people we know make us wonder: "Jesus, what does any of this mean?" In this week's sermon, we consider what our response might be to those questions, things, and people when Jesus says, "Don't worry about it."
As we recall the story of Jesus meeting the woman at the well, found in John, we are challenged to live our faith more publicly, inclusively, and compassionately.
Rev. Whitney shares with us why it is important to be curious and ask questions as Christians.