We all would probably admit that we struggle with worry, and we would also probably admit that worry impacts us negatively. What Jesus says about worry seems to suggest that worry holds us back more than we know. Jesus teaches us that we are created to invest in the present moment and those with whom […]
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In a world where we are bombarded with images and advertisements, it’s easy for us to be people of superficial relationships where our devotion ebbs and flows based on appearances. In Matthew 5: 27-37, Jesus seems to suggest that we were created for deep committed relationships. He tells us that in order for us to […]
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Can Jesus be serious when he equates anger to murder? Although it seems like Jesus is giving us just another rule to follow, maybe Jesus is actually telling us that we function best when we address our anger. Maybe Jesus is telling us to pursue reconciliation as God does–relentlessly and sacrificially.
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If you search for “The CurrentCast” in the iTunes store, you will find our podcast channel. Ross’ messages from our Sunday morning worship gatherings are available there. You can download individual podcasts, or you can subscribe so that new podcasts will automatically download to your library as they become available.
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Are you a person who makes New Year’s resolutions? Have you ever looked Jesus’ words and actions as resolution? We often make scripture out to be nothing more than a set of rules and regulations. Maybe scripture is more. Maybe Jesus, as God our Creator, is telling us nothing more than who we are, how we’re made and […]
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Spiritual practices are regular exercises we incorporate into our lives that place us in step with the Spirit as we follow Jesus Christ. sabbath 1. “Reclaiming 24/1” by Ray Waddle (from 2005; this article includes “10 ways to start keeping Sabbath”) 2. Reclaiming Sabbath, a series of blogs from highcalling.org 3. Eugene Peterson, translator of The Message, was once […]
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A Few Things to Keep in Mind (and then the readings and questions below): 1) When you read the bible and/or pray, ask God to be your guide. As Jesus says, “…the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said […]
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