On this first Sunday of Advent, we consider a messianic psalm: Psalm 72. When will divine justice come, and what will it look like? Pastor David helps us investigate this idea.
Please read this statement on Charlottesville from our General Director, Jim Lyon.
The path of discipleship requires us to imitate God: as Micah 6:1-8 instructs us, to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. What does this look like in today’s world? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon.
What is justice? How do we define it? What is God’s idea of justice? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on this topic, based on Luke 18:1-8.
Instead of “another day, another dollar,” today we could say, “another month, another sad story of conflict between police and citizens.”
In recent weeks, we have seen news reports from Texas, where an African-American woman named Sandra Bland was arrested by a Hispanic male state trooper named Brian Encinia. Thanks to today’s technology, we have seen video footage of the conversation, altercation, and arrest. That footage gives us reason to consider our lives and our choices. Continue reading
We have read some troubling stories lately in our Chronological Bible readings. In the past month, we have worked our way through the books of Joshua and Judges, which contain no small amount of violence and bloodshed. Some of these biblical stories can make your stomach turn with disgust!
Do you know John 3:16? “For God so loved…” It seems like many people, especially Christians, know that verse, but what about its context? If we only read John 3:16, being a Christian could just depend on a mental acknowledgement of Jesus. But that’s not what John 3:14-21 is about. Listen in as Pastor David continues our series of messages with connections to human trafficking. (And visit www.free2work.org when you are finished!)
This week, our guest speaker was Kaitlyn Mercy, a local 17-year-old survivor of human trafficking. Due to the sensitive and personal nature of her experiences, we will not be posting an audio recording of her message. Instead, please take some time to familiarize yourself with some of the resources we can use to fight human trafficking: