Again and again the Bible tells us to forgive. We tend to think forgiving is for the benefit of the offending person and find ourselves thinking, “Why should I let them off the hook? They’re not even sorry.” Actually, forgiving is not about the offender. It’s about our own quality of life and our impact […]
This Sunday we’ll resume our Life of Jacob sermon series and grapple with one of the most intriguing stories in the Bible – an instance where Jacob wrestled with “the Angel of the Lord.” It’s a thought provoking story that raises deep questions about prayer and how God works in our world.
It’s often said that the things we do – good and bad – have a way of coming back to us. Is that really true? If so, why then do bad things sometimes happen to good people – and vice versa? Does God ever make exceptions to the principle of “sowing and reaping?” If so, […]
If you need a word of encouragement, if you’re ever tempted to think you mess up too much for God to use you, if you need an extra dose of God’s grace, you need to hear this Sunday’s sermon – the fourth installment in our sermon series on the Life of Jacob.
On Sunday, we’ll study a third thought-provoking story from the Life of Jacob. It’s a perfect story for Mother’s Day because it will challenge us to consider: How have the words of your mother, father, and other key influencers shaped you? And how are your own words now shaping those around you and even yourself? […]
That’s the term stock traders use when they buy a stock with the intention of turning around and selling it rapidly to make a quick profit. Life constantly tempts us to “sell short,” instead of investing in the long term. We make decisions that feel good in the moment, but come back to bite us. […]
Each of us is on a journey. God put us here in a particular life context and set us in motion. The challenge is to make sense of our journey and turn it into something beautiful. For guidance, this Sunday we’ll begin a new sermon series on the turbulent, magnificent life of Jacob, as recorded […]
Life is mysterious. We feel compelled to try to figure it out. Why am I here? Where am I going? Why is this happening to me? This week we’ll seek some answers in the story of the turbulent life of Jacob, as recorded in the book of Genesis.
Our parents are complex people. Being a parent is complex. Some of life’s most charged feelings revolve around our parents. Life is usually not as simple as having perfect parents or perfectly awful parents. Most parents fall somewhere in between, complex blends of strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and failures. To try to put it all […]