This message was given on Missionary Sunday by Christi Boyd. Christi and her husband are missionaries to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The message looks at the great hymn and Old Testament “praise song” from Psalm 8 to answer the question, “What is man and woman that you (God) are mindful of them?” The Psalm is inspired by the Creation accounts of Genesis 1 and 2 and shows how God looks upon His highest creation (“very good”)–“crowned […]
In this morning’s message, we continue to explore the creation account. The question from last week’s message was “how?” Today the question is “Why did God create?” The answer we find in Genesis is: relationship. Humanity above all other created creatures are the only ones created in the image & likeness of God. This enables […]
In this message, we look at the Biblical account of creation (Genesis 1): “In the BEGINNING…” The events of creation show us the Lord God’s power and majesty in how the Lord God brought order and so much more out of nothingness and chaos. We hear again the “very good” of humanity’s creation in the likeness and […]
In this message, we hear, see & learn from the poet about the majesty of God found throughout ALL the Lord God has created. In God’s creation & provision for ALL, we see & find how and when God showed & shows up. This psalm is full of the wonder & joy at what God […]
As James concludes his letter, he emphasizes the practice of active & intentional prayer by all believers. If you are experiencing trials or suffering, then pray; if you are joy-filled, then offer up prayers of praise; if you are sick, then pray; as sinners, seek forgiveness through prayers of confession with one another. The act […]
As James concludes his pastoral letter, he encourages his congregation. Thus, he speaks about the need for patience because of the great truth, “the coming of the Lord.” James gives two examples of patient people: a farmer who patiently waits for the seeds he planted to grow, and the prophets and Job-patient under trials and suffering. […]
This message examines what James has to say to the wealthy in society. James takes the wealthy to task regarding how they view, value and use their treasure. James gives 4 warnings: against hoarding wealth, against stealing wealth, against self-indulgence, and against oppressing others with one’s wealth. As God’s people do we own our wealth […]
In this message, “Walking on Water”, Emily uses Matthew 14:22-33 as a reflection of Peter’s journey to walk on the water towards Jesus. Contemplating Peter’s obedience, fear and faith – this message challenges us to recognize the voice of God and follow quickly after Him, knowing that He is always faithful, and always trustworthy.
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