The sheep and the goats, a parable told by Jesus in Matthew 25:31-46, often gets us thinking about whom we should serve. But it can also help us with the first goal of this season of Lent: to repent, to change direction in our lives. Join Pastor David for this reflection.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Jesus tells a parable in Matthew 25:14-30 about three people who were entrusted with different amounts of money. Some of them put those resources to good use, but one did not. Listen in as Pastor David explores how this parable can relate to our fourth theme for this season of Lent, “give”: who do we need to care for right now?
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Keep watch: that’s the advice of Jesus for his followers as they anticipate his return, and deal with the uncertainty of today and tomorrow. Listen to Pastor David as we explore Matthew 24:29-51 together, with an eye toward the theme of worship – experiencing the presence of God.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, March 20, 2023
In Matthew 23:1-12, Jesus calls his followers to a life of humility, willingly setting aside the very human desire for fame, acclaim, power, and influence. This is something that all of us wrestle with in one way or another, right? Watch this video in which Pastor David explores these thoughts, under the theme of fasting – letting go of things during this season of Lent.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, March 17, 2023
Repentance, or changing direction, is one of the key activities of the spiritual rebirth that Jesus offers those who encounter him. In Matthew 22:15-33, Jesus interacts with two groups of religious leaders and offers astounding wisdom. Will we accept the wisdom of Jesus in our own lives? Join Pastor David for today’s discussion of repentance.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, March 16, 2023
Spiritual formation is not just about our internal spiritual lives, but also about how we reach out to others with the love of God. Pastor David reads Matthew 21:23-32 and reflects on how Jesus did this, and invited others to do the same.
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Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Palms up, palms down: a spiritual practice to work on letting go of the things we want to hold onto. Jesus calls his followers to become servants, not authority figures, in Matthew 20:20-28. Join Pastor David for this discussion of fasting – letting go of things during this season of Lent.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, March 13, 2023
Repentance is about changing direction in our lives: not just with God, but in our relationships with others. In today’s video, Pastor David reads Matthew 18:21-35 and reflects on the parable of the unforgiving servant.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, March 10, 2023