09192021 Classic Worship
Fourth grade was tough on me. I lost a tooth to a softball, was hurt badly by an out-of-control hardball pitch, and was hit by a car while riding my bicycle. I learned the value of protection. The right kind of protection can make all the difference in what you do and how you do it. In Eight grade, I went out for full-contact football against Mom’s objections, but with Dad’s support. They supplied all the protective gear. When we played pickup games in the neighborhood, most of us had no protective pads at all. In full gear, I felt invincible. And I played like it. Fearless. Threw myself into the game. The right kind of protection can make the same kind of difference in your spiritual life.
09122021 NewDay Praise
Where do we hear God’s voice? How do we hear God’s voice? These were big questions for me as I began my faith journey in Confirmation class. They are still big questions for me now. There are so many voices in the world, how do we know which voice is God’s? Well what is that voice telling you? Is it kind? Is it loving? Does it sound like something Mister Rogers would say? Join us as we listen for God in our lives and get some help from Fred Rogers along the way.
09122021 Classic Worship
"Now you see him; now you don't" is a term that we are familiar with when being entertained by magicians when they make a person disappear. This scripture is not about magic but a lesson and promise from Jesus that he, being God, will always be with us somehow. Jesus is explaining his immediate future at what is known as the "Last Supper." Jesus gives us the knowledge of how he will be with us after his human death. It is by the power of God, through the person of the Holy Spirit. In human magic, people are tricked or led to believe something magical has occurred, using misdirection, hidden mechanizations, or other means to fool the audience. No real magic has happened. In the gospel message of Jesus, "God's truth" is beyond our human understanding and not a gimmick for entertainment. Jesus will lead if...