January 5th: New Year's Message:
Meaning of Life
Eccl 1:1-11, Mt. 5:1-6
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Meaning of Life
So, today is the first day of the new year, which causes many to reflect on the
meaning of life. As I was preparing the message, I thought of the works of
Douglas Adams entitled: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In one of his
books he describes a futuristic scene in which a supercomputer is given the
question of finding an answer to the meaning of life, the universe and
everything. After 7.5 million years of calculating the
computer is ready to spit out the answer. Watch
this little clip to find out...
You Are Lovable
You Are Loveable!
Have you ever been told you are lovable? If you have,
what did that mean to you? Did you believe it and take it seriously
or discount it altogether? Your reaction might depend on who said it
and the nature of your relationship with that person. If you have a
pattern of doubting your lovability, it may be due to painful
childhood experiences that left you with insecurities and self
But the fact is that, we are forever and always lovable. Even if a
bad childhood led you to feel unloved and unworthy,
you are still lovable. Even if you feel ashamed due to past
failures and mistakes, you are still lovable.
Even if ...
Message of Affirmation:
You Are a
Talk based on the book with same title and various Scriptures
Are a Badass
Are A Badass
Excerpt: On a flight to Atlanta last
year, I sat next to a young lady who read what I thought of as a
rather provocative book entitled: “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero.
It peaked my curiosity; I googled the book and to my surprise I found
that it contains a wholesome message very much in line with Christian
values. So much so that I decided to base today’s talk on excerpt
from the book along with Scripture readings that support it’s
message. Jen starts of with a self-affirming chapter:
1. You are awesome
“And while there are countless ways that we rip ourselves off,
there’s one way in particular that is, without a doubt, the most
rampant and the most devastating of all: we invest everything we’ve
got in believing that we’re not good enough....You
are loved. Massively. Ferociously. Unconditionally.
The Universe is totally freaking out about how
awesome you are...
January 26th: Message on Spiritual Enlightenment:
Prayer is Not
King of Queens:Prayer
Excerpt: How then should we pray? Can we pray for
anything we desire? Can I pray for those Gucci shoes? Can I pray for
my football team to win? Can I pray for a healing either for myself
or a loved one? The answer is yes, yes, yes, and yes. However,
whether God answers all of our prayers or not is a different
question. That’s really important to keep in mind.
Prayer at its most basic level is walking and talking with God. It’s
about a relationship. So, in this sense, prayer is more of a way of
life rather than a thing we turn on and off. Sometimes we can define
a concept really well by saying what it’s not. So here is what prayer
is not. Prayer is NOT:
- a formula that must be mindlessly recited as a