Posts tagged Sunday
PAUSE: Communication is Key in a Relationship

Communication is the key to a healthy relationship with God.  Cultivate relationship with God by using your time and energy wisely.  To cultivate a relationship with God one must choose from among the good, what is best.  Vegging out on your phone looking at Instagram posts, playing Fortnite for hours or binging on episodes of Narcos are time sucks.  While not bad, these distractions can fill up our waking hours.  The Christian must make choices.  The Christian must be responsible for their relationship with God. 

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PAUSE: Be Still & Know God (Intro)

Ever have one of those days where you've said, "Just when I thought nothing else could go wrong..." Life is busy for most everyone. The typical day for many involves getting the kids to school on time, taking them to various different sport practices, piano rehearsal, ballet, math tutoring, youth group, snatching a quick bite to eat (many times in the car) and then home for homework before bed. Mix into these tight schedules doctor appointments, caring for elderly parents or grandchildren, shopping for groceries and vehicle maintenance. Then busy productive people come to church and the Pastor encourages them to read their bibles and pray. The response is often thought, if not spoken, "Ain't nobody got time for that!" There doesn't seem to be time for God personally—we get our families and ourselves to church but there doesn't appear margin left for anything else! Add even more with serious illness, relationship breakdowns or job crisis and it can seem the world is descending into chaos.

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Do What Has Been Done For You // John 13:3-17

What would you do with the final hours of your life? The final week of Jesus' life before the cross is the subject of each Gospel in the Bible. The Apostle John gives us a glimpse into the final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. The meal was the Passover; a meal of significant national as well as religious significance. During the Passover meal, Jesus startles his disciples by stooping to wash their feet. Sit with me and with the disciples for a moment and reflect on this moment. In a few short hours Jesus will be delivered up, betrayed, and crucified.

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