From Fear to Faith in Failure

June 7, 2020 Matthew 25:24-28, James 3:1-2 The question is not whether we are going to fail. The reality is that we all fail. The measure of our spiritual maturity is what we will do when we fail. Risks are a necessary part of serving God, but failure is an event and not the definition […]

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From Fear to Faith in Chaos

May 31, 2020 Mark 4:35-41 This is one of those stories from the Bible that is very familiar to us. Knowing the end of the story can lead us to belittle the situation of the disciples. The Bible makes it clear that the water was already entering the boat. Some of the disciples were experts […]

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I Will Fear No Evil

May 24, 2020 Psalm 23 The tendency for many of us is to think of Psalm 23 only in the context of funerals. And while this may be an appropriate expression of faith, the reality is that the psalm has much more to tell us about how we live our lives now. The psalm begins […]

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Walking in the Desert

Matthew 4:1-11 We have all lived it. We listen to someone who talks about something we have experienced and we say to ourselves: “That person knows what they are talking about.” It is not necessarily the facts alone, but it is a feeling that that person has experienced the same as me. Matthew wants you […]

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No Quick Fix

1 Samuel 24:1-7 The perfect opportunity was there. Everything was set up for him. Everyone saw it. Only God would have set it up this way, right? David has been waiting for years while running away from the king. Moving from cave to cave, eating what he could find. Waiting in the shadows for the […]

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