We take a brief detour into the Luke reading this week and find Jesus encouraging us to bring our experiences of injustice, our frustration, our pain to God in prayer. We are invited and instructed to assault God with our prayers. Will we do so? Or will we lose faith?
As we continue to wrestle with the way 1 Timothy calls for the maintenance of the culturally expected social hierarchy of its context, we find that God is inviting us into the fullness of life that is possible when we are content and godly, and urging us to avoid being distracted from the gospel by…
We shift, with Hebrews, from faith to holiness. Coming to recognize that Christ is the perfecter of our life and faith, we discuss our call to respond to the sanctifying work of Christ by allowing ourselves to be made holy.
We look at the famous “Fruit of the Spirit” and “Works of the Flesh” passage, and we talk about freedom in Christ. F
We look at what it means to be faithful even as times get difficult.
On this resurrection Sunday, we look at the grip death has on this world, and how Christ has set us free from that grip, giving us hope in resurrection. We have good news to share, Christ is risen!
We take a deep look at the famous “love passage” here in 1 Corinthians, finding not instructions for marriage, but instructions for the church. We are to love not only those who are easy to love, but those who aren’t.
Wisdom cries out to us in the streets, trying to teach us her ways, and time and again, we ignore the cries. We look at wisdom, how we can hear her cries, and are reminded that the wisdom of the Spirit has a different voice than the wisdom of the world.