Familiarity breads contempt. I didn’t make that up – it is an observed rule. Why is it that we always long for the new and different? How sad that this view is in God’s church! Do we despise the faith that we have known from birth because… it’s old to us? May the Spirit guard our hearts from cobwebs of boredom and doubt.
Where will you go when the storms of life come crashing down on your head? That was the question that the disciples found themselves facing. The answer should have been obvious – Jesus! He is the one who can calm any of life’s storms. Are you worried? Are you in a storm? Come and find peace in the middle of your storm as we worship our God.
God bless America! We utter this blessing every time around this year. Our nation celebrates its independence in just a few days. What does our God have to say about our nation? How are we to act? Does it matter what’s in the constitution? How can we treat our elected leaders if we don’t like them? Check out what God has to say about America.
There are different stages in life. This time of year it is common for families to celebrate completing one of those stages. Maybe it’s graduating from high school or completing a course of training. This Sunday we offered thanks to God for all those who are celebrating accomplishments.
The power of prayer is something that we can’t always see. Does God always answer our prayers? How can we know? Sometimes we don’t even know what to pray for or about! Even when things look the worst God can still answer our imperfect, confused prayers.