We can float along. Or we can trim the sails to catch the wind. When we do the latter, we play with purpose; that is, we live with the intentional desire to participate in God’s yearning for our lives.
Tending our lights means making good choices about what to spend our oil on, so we don’t exhaust it. We follow Joshua’s example in making this our first choice every morning: to serve the Lord.
With my first baptism at the new church on All Saints’ Sunday, I took the opportunity to lay out some baptismal theology in the sermon. Here it is.
If we take seriously Jesus’ command to love, we will always choose to stand with the victim, to risk being tarred and feathered, to risk coming to the cross.
What really happens when we give something to God? In this sermon, we explore this question and discover that our giving anchors us in relationship to God, who is the source of all connection.
A look into my Bible study process yields this sermon, which is half sermon/half teaching on how to study. I’d like you to introduce you to my friend PEACH.
God delights in seeing all the unique ways we use the raw material of blessing to further God’s mission of healing and reconciliation. We partner with God in this mission when we give back to God out of the gifts God has given us.