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.
All people throughout their lives will face failures large and small. Christians are called to “fail forward.” We must remember two things: (1) the only time failure is permanent is when we quit; and (2) success is closer than we think.
In his letter to the Romans, the Apostle Paul describes God as a “God of encouragement and steadfastness.” God is always encouraging us to do and be our best selves. We in turn encourage each other. We are like buoys. We hold each other up and keep each other safe. This is the first in … [Read more…]
This week, RuthAnn Saunders gave the message, and at the end of her talk she showed us this video. Sometimes words aren’t necessary to demonstrate that a change in perspective is sometimes necessary in our lives. Artist: David Garibaldi
Human beings are created in the image of God and as such have the potential for great achievements. Why then do so many people live wtih disappointment and frustrations? We much follow the example of Jesus when He achieved His goal to redeem the world,
by Mark Crow Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church discovered in 2012 that repairs may be necessary to our bell tower and entranceway into the sanctuary. The reason had mostly to do with wood rot from rain water that had entered into he tower at several points. In late 2012, and early 2013, it became clear … [Read more…]
Jesus has faith in His disciples. He has given us natural talents, spritual gifts, and the Holy Spirit to help us do even greater things than He has done.
God knows everything we need, so why pray? In this second of a two-part series of why prayer is an essential part of our spiritual development we learn how God uses our time in prayer to strengthen our relationships by learning how to forgive and to accept forgivensss.
God knows everything we need, so why pray? In this first of a two-part series of why prayer is an essential part of our spiritual development. Prayer deepens our relationship with God. As we spend time in His presence, our focus shifts away from our self to others and from being served to giving service.