Welcome to 2021
The ball has barely dropped, and already the events in the church have different corners of the church accusing and denouncing each other. Our unity is well within our grasp, but first, we must do this one thing.
What makes a space sacred?
What if we could find God's presence wherever we are? In this week's devotional, pastoral resident Rae Harris talks about sacred spaces and how they rarely look how we think they should. Because the reality is, accessing God's presence in everyday things may be easier than we think.
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.
What is communion?
Although fear is an emotion we may prefer to dissociate with, we have to remember fear tells us something. It alerts us to the presence of danger and lets us know that we may need to take action. In this video, Pastor Dele discusses the practical and spiritual aspects of fear as it relates to Covid.
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.