As a Christian, the problems of society can be overwhelming. Children are being separated from their families at the border. War is devastating regions around the world. White supremacists are staking claim to our country.
Jesus says we cannot solve any of these problems without getting to the root of the issue: evil. Jesus tells us that the world is … Read the rest
Romans 8:26-7:“Inthe same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will … Read the rest
Today is Pentecost, which marks the coming of the Holy Spirit unto the disciples, empowering them to spread the word of God across nations.
Although we celebrate Pentecost every year, many of us feel like we have few – if any – “Pentecostal moments” — that inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In order for these moments to happen, Luke tells … Read the rest
Although we may work for justice, our service needs to be inspired by something bigger or else we will falter. If you don’t have a vision of what God is doing in the world, you can’t wake up every morning and go work in the soup kitchen, because one day it will finally wear you out.
There’s an awful lot of talk about “fire” in the Bible. Some use this to preach a message of “hellfire and damnation.” Others choose to ignore the passages of the Bible that refer to fire. But we should pray for the fire of the Holy Spirit.
“Signs of the Times”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Luke 12:49-56… Read the rest
1Samuel 4-10: 4 Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am.” 5 And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down.6 Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli … Read the rest