Pastoral Resident Logan Bray

What's the difference between dead and living water? Two words: The source. Unpacking the real meaning and why the historical context makes Jesus' words "If anyone is thirsty, let him/her come to me and drink" reverberate in the hearts of His hearers and for us today. Story source, New Testament Bible-Gospel of John Chapter 7.

This week's insight, Licensed Professional Counselor, Eric Chang shares surprising insights about the benefits of rest and healing amid hardships.

Perhaps grief is the key to unlocking a whole new world of hope and future. This week's insight, we talk about finding hope in grief.

What is communion

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The first disciples who followed Jesus didn't wait for all their questions and doubts to be answered. They got close, watched, listened, and asked questions to see for themselves who this man really was ( John 6:60; Mark 14:12-26). Re-imagining the significance of remembrance, communion & community.
No matter how often we wait for something, we can use moments of waiting to mature and even grow spiritually. In the waiting, great things can happen. Waiting with purpose.
Famines, poverty, and racial injustice, "where is God when bad things happen?" is a question with merit. Perhaps, however, there's an equally important question that each one of us must dare to ask. When we do, we will see justice.
The story of Hagar reminds us that God cares, God sees, and God hears. Pastor Oneya unpacks two relevant themes from the remarkable story about the God who sees. Story Source- Old Testament Bible, Genesis 16:13-14.

The language used in Matthew 18:17 is less harsh than we initially assume since Jesus (and his community) is accused of befriending the “undesirables” like tax collectors and Gentiles. Held in tension with 1Corinthians 5, we’re glad to know God is concerned with reconciliation.

This week's insight, 21st Century Kid, Cadence O. unpacks the Hebrew meaning of the word Shema and the fascinating relationship between hearing and obeying.
Sometimes the greatest gift you can give another person is to be there for them when they need it the most. Pastoral resident Logan shares some great insights on where to find strength for the journey.
 

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