March 2020

Why are you waiting to answer the call?

What is keeping you from picking up God’s call? Too busy? Too distracted? Too worried about what might happen or what others might say about you? God has put you at this time and this place- surrounded by these people- for his purpose. Jesus has answered the call to save you. Why are you waiting to answer his call?

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Time To Pray

Learning to pray is a lot like learning to speak. We start with mumbles, groans, and cries, and they eventually turn into understandable words. How can we learn to pray? We learn to listen, learn to learn, and learn to join Jesus as he prays.

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Why are you waiting to pray?

What is keeping you from praying? Is life too easy? Too overwhelming? Are you caught up in other relationships? Are you caught up missing people? Why are you waiting to pray? Life is hard, and things often do not go the way we hope or plan. But Jesus is praying for you. Why are you waiting to pray?

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Why are you waiting to get in?

Are you waiting to get into the church, get into God’s will? What’s holding you up? The storms, the difficulties? Well, whether you’re in the boat or out of it, the wind will howl and wail. But Jesus is in the boat. Why are you waiting to get in?

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February 2020

Ash Wednesday – What are you waiting for?

On this day of repentance, we remember our many sins and our deep brokenness. We are people in need of repair. During Ash Wednesday, we seek to give up our sinfulness; this Lenten season, we are going to take up something. We are going to dedicate ourselves to 40 days of following Jesus through intentional reflection, reading, prayer, and action. We are marked this day with ashes, and with purpose, as God’s redeemed children, following Christ to the cross.

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Navigating Anxiety

What are you anxious about? Notice I didn’t say are you anxious. Most of us if asked what are we anxious about would have an answer within a few seconds. Anxiety and stress are a part of our lives, and it matters how we navigate these tense situations. We cast our anxieties on God because he cares for us!

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Self-controlled, Sober-minded Sufferers

In the Lord’s sanctuary, we are protected from the challenges of the world. Here, in worship, we are fed by the Word and we encourage one another in the faith. When we leave this house of worship we enter a world that is difficult to navigate due to the blatant disrespect for the manner of life God intended. Peter reminds us to be self-controlled and sober-minded that we may live healthy lives.

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Prepare to Share

Today we are confronted with a question, “Are you prepared to explain why you follow Jesus?” As much as the world can be critical of the Christian faith, it notices a difference in us. They notice our peace in times of trouble and our confidence in the promise of eternal life. We need to be prepared to share why we possess this faith in Christ and how it makes a difference in our lives.

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Beauty Marks

We think about what is beautiful and who is truly beautiful. Beauty seems to be what is visually appealing, something that is able to get all of our attention. Peter is encouraging us to view beauty through the eyes of God, who looks at the heart–the imperishable beauty that comes only from our indestructible God. Consider along with us today, “What are the true marks of beauty?”

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January 2020

Freed to Serve

We love to talk about how we are “free” as people. Generally, what we mean by that is, “I can do whatever I want.” Well, Peter has some words for that. Can we, as Christians, do whatever we want? We have been forgiven and set free, after all. We hear today, “Don’t use your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but live as servants of God.” You are invited to consider how you are freed to serve!

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