Between wealthy men yelling at fig trees and wealthy parents cheating to get their kids into college, we have two parables (one from scriptures and one from the national headlines) that help us understand how living like we are owed everything erodes God's kingdom vision.
This week, we begin our Lenten Sermon Series, "The New Seven Deadly Sins." Using Luke 4:1-13 as our scripture text, we consider how selfishness lies at the center of sin, shortcoming, and turning away from God in our world.
How do we turn outward towards God and our neighbor?
We like to be comfortable and cozy. We like to feel like everything is familiar and friendly. But, are comfort and familiarity faith-filled Christian values?
Check out this week's sermon.
In our February sermon series, we are looking at what it means to take risks and leave our comfort zones behind in an endeavor to serve God and our neighbors more faithfully. In this first installment, we talk about compassion as the place where love, discomfort, and faithfulness meet.
As Christmas approaches, we hear many people talking about the joy of this season. What about those of us who are struggling to feel joy, but who so desperately wish we could?
On this third Sunday of Advent, we consider how small signs and seeds of joy have already been planted in our lives.