Will My Faith Be Enough?
Luke 17:5-6 and Matthew 17:20
Excerpt: The question that is raised by the Scriptures for today is: "Will my faith be
Isnít it true that we often feel like that? We question our faith. We wonder if
our faith is adequate, if itís enough.
Iím not just talking about religious faith here. When I worked as a hospital chaplain
a few years ago I quickly
learned that faith is a spiritual property that all humans possess, whether they
are religious or not....
The Trouble with Judging Others
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Our topic today is "judging others" so I thought I do some research on
Christian books that deal with this issue. I came across a rather controversial
book by Pastor Jason T. Berggren. His book is entitled "10 Things I Hate About
The first point he makes in his book is about how judgmental
Christianity is. He says: "If we must point fingers, let's point
fingers at ourselves."  I wonder what it looks like to be
non-judgmental. I think we are pretty good with not judging people
as a local church, aren't we? We accept, welcome and support all
people. Fact is, we are not known to try to convert those who
think or believe differently from us....
Valentines Day Message:
How Your Love
Language Can Fuel Your Spiritual Life
Excerpt: I got the perfect message for
Valentine's Day! Let's talk about our love languages. Dr. Gary
Chapman's book "The Five Love Languages" (1995) has become a widely
popular and helpful concept. It is used in a variety of applications
ranging from couple's therapy to spiritual retreats. What are the
love languages and what can we learn from this concept?....
Feb. 23: Healing Service to
Stand in Solidarity with the CoronaVirus Victims
Luke 9:1-2, 6
For the Healing
of the Nations
Introduction: Healing was
central to the ministry of Jesus. It was a sign of God's kingdom, bringing
renewal and wholeness of life to those who turned to God in their need. Jesus
sent out his disciples with the commission to 'proclaim the kingdom of God and
to heal. In every act of worship, the Church celebrates the grace of God who
desires wholeness of .body, mind and spirit.
Message: Certainly praying for the
sick is scriptural (James 5: 14-15: "Is anyone sick among you? Let them call on
the church to pray"), but isn't it interesting that Jesus never specifically
asked his disciples to pray for the sick....