We know how to take care of the body but how do we take care of the mind? The Scriptures speak to caring for both. Today we begin a brand new series on healthy practices for dealing with our emotions. We kick off by learning the key to becoming a better version of ourselves.
The Bible didn't create Christianity and Christians didn't create Christianity. The Resurrection created Christianity. Listen as Pastor Ed unpacks the Resurrection message and challenges us to Believe Again.
Too many times we have equated life with God and blame him for our disappointments. But what if there were another way? Perhaps the man hanging next Jesus saw something that will help us understand.
Even if you have never read the Bible you have probably heard of Judas. Judas is a name that everyone thinks of when being betrayed. But why did Judas do what he did? What can we learn from his story? We can either bargain with God or surrender to God. What will do you?
Listen as Pastor Ed kicks off a brand new series called The Bad Boys of Easter. We will look at the lives of 3 men whose agenda's are intersecting with Jesus as he nears the cross. Today we start with Caiaphas. He was the high priest and wanted to preserve things the way he wanted them instead of saying yes to God. There is a little bit of him in all of us.
Christians over the years have tried different ways to change the world but in Colossians today Paul explains the only way Christianity will change the world. I will give you a hint. It is not by force or political action. It is simply by praying, serving, and talking.
“Today’s passage centers around slaves and masters. Thankfully we do not live in this kind of world. It was not Paul’s goal to correct society on the issue of slavery in this passage. Instead, he would say, “if you find yourself a slave, this is how you are to respond.” As we look at Paul’s words to 1st century slaves and masters, we learn some incredible principles that can guide our approach to work. What if God cares about the spirit we bring to work?”
“Today we will explore the vital importance of getting along with others in our church family. Last week we looked at five negative attributes we are to eliminate: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language. This can feel like an overwhelming task as these negative attributes seem to come fairly naturally to us in certain situations. However, the good news is that Paul tells us as we take these garments off, we are to put on new and better clothes. Understanding these principles can be revolutionary for our Church and how we relate to each other.”