Jesus’s prayer in John 17 is a commissioning prayer for his disciples. How does Jesus create a community of people to follow in his footsteps? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on this passage.
Light and dark play contrasting roles in scripture. The final chapter of 1 Thessalonians expands on this contrast. How should we live as children of light today? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon here:
Last week, Pastor David attended the Church of God Convention in Wichita, Kansas. Listen in as he shares a few points of reflection from this gathering of our tribe!
What comes to mind when you think of the word “confession”?
Maybe the word reminds you of someone confessing to a crime in front of a judge or jury. Maybe you think of a written statement in a police station. Perhaps you remember a relationship that deepened – or collapsed – when something was confessed.
Maybe the word brings to mind a picture of a person sitting in a closed room and speaking to a priest on the other side of a screen. Maybe you remember a bedtime prayer or a youth camp where you confessed your sins to God.
Maybe the word “confession” makes you uncomfortable. Maybe it just doesn’t mean anything at all to you.
I would like to suggest that confession should play a role in our spiritual growth and development. Confession is part of the way in which we experience God’s love and new life. Continue reading
This Sunday is called “Transfiguration Sunday.” It’s the day on which we remember the amazing transfiguration of Jesus while he was praying. What if we had a face-to-face encounter with the living God? Continue reading