Redemptive Forgiveness

In 1948 the country of South Africa was plunged into an oppressive time known as Apartheid. During this time the ruling, white, class oppressed the people of other races all across the country. Plunging most of the South African society into a racially segregated society that allowed white people to thrive and punished people of … Continue reading Redemptive Forgiveness

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Living with the Spirit

Today we work ourselves back in the creed to the part we skipped over last week. I want to begin by saying that when I skipped over the section on the Spirit last week it is not because the Spirit is unimportant in our faith, rather I saw an opportunity to connect God’s word to … Continue reading Living with the Spirit

Community Together Forever

I spent the better part of 8 years fighting my call to ministry. It wasn’t necessarily an outward fight that people would have seen, and most people may not have even known it was going on. However, in all that I went through, in my ups and downs of high school and college, there was … Continue reading Community Together Forever

Jesus Our Lord

Today we continue on in our sermon series on the Apostles Creed and we dive into the second section. And when I say section I mean that whole second part of the creed that talks about Jesus. Now I could preach a whole sermon series just on this one part of the creed. However, I … Continue reading Jesus Our Lord

Receiving Grace

Today is World Communion Sunday. It is the Sunday in our Christian calendar when we not only recognize but celebrate, our global nature as the church. We look past individual church communities, and even denominations and focus on the one major thing that unites us…Christ. And we do this with the celebration of a meal … Continue reading Receiving Grace

Gleaning and Hope (Ruth 2)

Last week we started this series of diving into the book of Ruth as a way to begin to unpack how God works in our lives by looking at this story of two empowered women trying to just live in this world. We went through last week by looking at loyalty in love. We saw … Continue reading Gleaning and Hope (Ruth 2)