What is communion?
Guest speaker Joe Kiefer from Peoples Church Cincinnati talks about how 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.
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.
Who will help us when we feel stuck?
Thankful, not indebted.
Licensed professional counselor, Eric Chang's experience as a Chinese-American is eye-opening. In your life, what has "giving thanks" meant? Biblical thanksgiving has historical Hebraic roots through Paul's consistent emphasis on it. Instead of duty or requirement, "giving thanks" is ultimately about the never-ending goodness of Jesus.
Can I trust God’s leading is good?
Proverbs 3:5 is a famous passage in the Christian bible that teaches us to trust in God's leading but the question that often comes up is–– Can I really trust that God's path is good. The reality is, following the Lord isn't always as simple as a straight path. But as we follow, we know that we can trust that his way is good. Learn what it means for the Lord to guide your paths.
The importance of preparedness
God calls us to do things for the Kingdom and oftentimes, we aren’t ready in the space that we are at the moment to carry it out. In this week’s devotional, Pastor Dele Okuwobi dives into why it is so important to lean into the training that God is putting us through to prepare us for the work that we each have been called to.