October 16, 2017
When we think of the Reformation, we’ll often think of stuff like Martin Luther nailing his Theses to the church door, or the 5 “Solas”, or “Tulip”. If we’re really going to get our heads around the reformation, we first need to take a step back and listen to what God says about his amazing […]
October 9, 2017
500 years ago Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses (thoughts) to a church door in Wittenberg. The idea was to promote discussion, but his act generated such a response that the church, and the western world, were changed forever. This Sunday we’ll look at what the world was like back then, how that context was ripe […]
September 18, 2017
We tend to think our perception is an accurate indicator of reality, but this is not always the case. What’s really going on is only known completely and perfectly by God. This is why we can trust him when life take unexpected or even unwanted turns.
September 4, 2017
We’re looking at Paul’s call to prayerfully look for opportunities to share the message of Jesus. How can we do this? Where do we start? And why does it matter?
August 28, 2017
It’s hard to think about worship as a discipline, but with the amount of fuzzy thinking around what worship really is, it’s high time we did so.
August 21, 2017
How can we read the Bible and have it shape our lives more? What sort of attitude should we have as we read, and how can the Word’s light shine more on our way? How can God’s Word help us when our world seems bent on waking a broad path to destruction?
August 7, 2017
How can we deepen our practice of prayer? How can we move from a formulaic prayer ‘rut’ into the language of the heart? We all want to have a better prayer life, but how can we achieve that? Lord, teach us to pray.
August 3, 2017
Views of the Sabbath range from a full on prohibition of work or business to pretty much anything goes. So what are we to make of the 4th Commandment? Is it the only command that doesn’t seem to apply anymore (when all the others clearly do!)? God has not changed, and life is not getting […]
July 24, 2017
Fasting? How does it connect with growing in Christ? What does a discipline of abstinence mean in a culture that, well, has everything, and in spades? How can the practice of fasting deepen our walk with Jesus and fan our spiritual passion into flame?
July 17, 2017
We all know life is busy, and probably more busy than we care to admit. So: what can we do? Scripture presents us with examples of solitude which draw us into its true purpose. This won’t be a matter of doing more, but it may involve doing some things differently…