Posts from October 2020 (Page 3)

Posts from October 2020 (Page 3)

From Your Pastor, October 12

It’s a Matter of Respect  We don’t need to look farther than our political discourse today to illustrate the simple principle that some people are easier to respect than others. When people are rude to us, it’s hard to respond with kindness. But, there’s another category of person it is even harder to respect––people who aren’t just rude, but who are actually our…

From Your Pastor, October 10

Saturday Devotionals – Election Sermons Now that the fall has begun and it’s an election year, a summary of some past sermons might help all of us think about and focus on politics and elections. All the sermons in this series are non-partisan—actually, pre-partisan—so enjoy some biblical meditations. For this weekend, I hope you enjoy the summary of the following…

From Your Pastor, October 9

God Gave Them/Him Up! “Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”— Romans 1.24-25 God gave them up. Paul uses this phrase three times in Romans 1.…

From a Guest Pastor, October 8

Christ’s Prayer for His People “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.”—John 17:15. There was once a poor man in a small country town who had not all the sense people usually have, but he had sense enough [while] a great drunkard and swearer as God would have it, he once listened to a poor woman, who was…

From Your Pastor, October 6

Purposefully Random “So she set out and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers, and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the clan of Elimelech (Ruth 2:3).”  One of the great blessings in life is predictability and routine. Without it, how would we make plans and accomplish anything? But, one of the downsides of…

From Your Pastor, October 5

Nothing’s Wrong? In my experience, the most common prayer requests among middle school students isn’t for God to heal somebody. It’s not for God’s help on a math test. It’s not for a pet to feel better or even for Lebron James to do well in his next game (although all of those have been shared as prayer needs). Actually, the most common “request” is not a prayer need it…