How to Discern God’s Will in Your Life

How to Discern God’s Will in Your Life (Or how I learned to stop worrying and make decisions like a real Christian) By Pr Rich Futrell How does a Christian figure out God’s will in his life? Closer to home, how can you know what life choices God wants you to make? That’s the topic of this lesson. These questions aren’t just theoretical--they… [more]

How to Discern God’s Will in Your Life How to Discern God’s Will in Your Life

Sermon for Bobbie Hansen’s Funeral: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18: Remember the Resurrection

When memory fades and recognition falters, when eyes we love grow dim and minds confused, speak to our souls of love that never alters; speak to our hearts, by pain and fear abused. O God of life and healing peace, empower us with patient courage, by your grace infused. As frailness grows, and youthful strengths diminish, in weary arms which worked… [more]

Sermon for Bobbie Hansen’s Funeral: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18: Remember the Resurrection Sermon for Bobbie Hansen's Funeral: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18: Remember the Resurrection

Acts, Lesson 22: The Ugly Intersection of Religion and Money

Paul is still in Ephesus, preaching, teaching, and being an evangelist. Earlier, after three months of proclaiming Jesus as the Messiah in the synagogue, many of the Jews there became flustered with Paul. Today, we learn that many Gentiles became angry with Paul, but in a way where monetary income was as important (or more so!) than religion. Concerns… [more]

Acts, Lesson 22: The Ugly Intersection of Religion and Money Acts, Lesson 22: The Ugly Intersection of Religion and Money

Matthew 25:14-30: A Talent is What?

In today’s church, especially when dealing with the topic of stewardship, this phrase rolls off our tongue like water: “Time, talents, and treasure.” When we say that, we think that a talent is an ability we have, or an ability we’ve cultivated. But that’s not a talent in the Bible. A talent was the amount of gold worth 6,000 denarii. Now,… [more]

Matthew 25:14-30: A Talent is What? Matthew 25:14-30: A Talent is What?

The Theology of Suffering

Today’s lesson comes from a request to explore how to understand suffering in our lives. How are we to view suffering and, then, based on such a view, handle the suffering that comes our way?   The Theology of Glory versus the Theology of the Cross Before we look into suffering, we need to look into two different approaches, or lenses,… [more]

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