Posts with the tag “christ”
A Daily Prayer
by Josiah Smith on July 26th, 2020
**This is an excerpt from Interim Pastor Dave's sermon on Colossians 4:2-6 entitled, "The Essential Weapon in Evangelism: Prayer." May it enrich and bless your prayer life, as you seek to devote yourself faithfully to prayer! Pray this out loud. You'll be encouraged by hearing your own voice as you worship! Lord, I choose to worship and serve you today. I come into the presence of the Father, of J...
"And who is my neighbor?" Reflections on the Gospel and Racial Reconciliation
by Tom Bastress on June 18th, 2020
I recently preached a sermon from Luke 10:25–37. This is the familiar encounter Jesus has with an expert in the Mosaic law that leads to the Good Samaritan parable. The first part of this passage addresses the lawyer’s first question, “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” The second part addresses the lawyer’s second question, “And who is my neighbor?” In the first part of the passage (Luke 1...
Racism: A Direct Attack on the Gospel
by Josiah Smith on June 4th, 2020
"I can't breath." These were the last words of an African American man, a fellow image-bearer of God, before he was killed at the hands of Minnesota police officers. His name was George Floyd. Since his death, the world has erupted into chaos. Peaceful protests quickly turned into deadly and violent riots. Store owners have lost their livelihood. Innocent people have been injured. Some have even l...
The Longing for Something Better
by Josiah Smith on May 14th, 2020
COVID-19, if anything, serves to show us a contemporary representation of what we should already know to be true. This world is not what it should be.
A Christian's Response to Coronavirus
by Josiah Smith on April 28th, 2020
As Christians, it is all-too-easy to "forget our training" when put in positions that challenge us in ways that may be uncomfortable. However, let's be unmistakably clear, God cares about how you respond in the midst of this crisis.