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Our Quiet Refuge

The last time we were together I encouraged you not to become overly distressed due to the many external noises and distractions so prevalent in our connected world. As followers of Jesus we are to be examples of good citizenship and calm reason in the midst of a world which seems to panic over relatively minor events. But what about those things which distress us which do not originate … [Read More...]

Our Ultimate Authority

If you listen to the news, regardless of which source you may prefer, it would be easy to conclude that the world is about to collapse; that the sky really is about to fall. The noise and the chatter are ceaseless in this age of 24 hour "news". One maxim in the news business is "If it bleeds, it leads." The point, of course, is that the more dramatic and sensational the story is (or can be made to … [Read More...]

Resolved to….

It's that time of year, again, where people make promises to themselves and others that they will do things differently than they have done in the past. I will exercise more I will eat better I will manage my time more carefully I will treat others better I will manage my finances I will get out of debt I will finish ____________ These are all worthwhile and lofty goals, but we all … [Read More...]

Worshiping with Purpose

Luke 10:25-28 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 28 “You have … [Read More...]

Washing One Another’s Feet

John 13:2-17 2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a … [Read More...]