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Community – August Blog

Community – August Blog

Blog for August 2019   Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.   The universe is created in such a way that it is community. We see this through the lens of our world. Everything in this world is in community. Therefore, if we cannot escape community, it would seem the best way to sustain life in community is to lift it up. A way we can lift up our communities is through love and service. When we...

Love, Love, Love – February Blog

Love, Love, Love – February Blog

[ If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or...

Is God’s Mercy to Good to be True? – May Blog

Is God’s Mercy to Good to be True? – May Blog

I often wonder how many people think God’s mercy through Jesus Christ is too good to be true. There is a story that will illustrate this theme for us. My neighbor bought a new refrigerator for his home. To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying, “Free. You want it, you take it.” For three days, the refrigerator sat there, on the lawn, without even one person looking at it. He eventually decided that people were too untrusting of this deal. It looked too good to be...