Today we are going to explore how we can recognize God’s Spirit guiding us to make decisions that fall in the “gray areas” of life–those places where there is no clear “right or wrong” answer. These are the most difficult decisions but take heart: God speaks to us in ways each of us can understand: … [Read more…]
Words have yet to be invented for me to express my gratitude for my wonderful KCUMC family. First I had a month of humbling joy in Oct. as you all expressed your appreciation for my pastoral leadership. Then through this last week you have supported me as I grieve the loss of my best friend, … [Read more…]
This week’s sermon discusses the four providential ways that God helps us make complex decisions: Our desires, abilities, circumstances (open doors/closed doors), and mature counsel. God uses this combination to help us make not just good choices, but the best choice when faced with complicated issues.
We make dozens of decisions every day. Most of these are inconsequential, some are important, and a few are life-changing. Today we are examining the tools we use to make these decisions and look at the role of spiritual discernment in making choices.
Encouragement and steadfastness are not just ways of life, they are the way to life. We can be the life buoy others need by our trust, inclusiveness, and generosity. Above all, never lose sight of the possibility in ourselves and others.
As in the days of the early church, as the truth of the Gospel is proclaimed many blessings are manifested: Generosity, unity of heart, healing, forgiveness, peace, joy, and gratitude are just a few of the wonders revealed in the fellowship of the church.