1 Chronicles 29:10-13. What is the sovereign Lord? Who is our sovereign Lord? This message kicks off our next series, Grace and Truth.
ECC-sponsored missionary Chuck Broughton with The Navigators speaks to us about reaching those in prison by training them as Bible storytellers.
From Deuteronomy 24:17-22. Deuteronomy lays out some safeguards that were meant to protect the economically vulnerable from exploitation. How might these still apply today?
This week we begin a three-part series on missions, which will conclude with our “Missions Weekend Emphasis” on October 22nd. Listen with us as we consider the themes of “Ministry to the Stranger” (10-8), “Ministry to the Poor” (10-15), and “Ministry to the Imprisoned” (10-22).
There are few words in the English language that represent the idea of “rest” as much as the word “home.” Ideally, it is the place where you can experience the ultimate form of relaxation, protection, and peace. The psalmist must have known how important this idea was when he said, “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” It is the ultimate image of eternal rest.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above…” (James 1:17). The ultimate gift from above is the blessing of the Lord’s presence. The author of the 23rd Psalm is certainly confident that the Lord is with him, and as a result his cup is overflowing.
From 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. Consider with us how Paul’s words here to the church in Corinth challenge us to live out our faith with intention as followers of Christ today.
Trusting God whenever everything is going well? That’s easy. Trusting God when the shadow of death is looming large? That’s difficult. How can trust be consistent in spite of our circumstances? That is the question we ask.
Life is not static! It moves at a fast pace, and for some of us the word “frenetic” is an apt description. The phrase “paths of righteousness…” in Psalm 23 is very interesting. At least two things are implied: 1) The shepherd leads us; 2) the shepherd’s path is the correct one. Whatever else is true about paths of righteousness, it seems that these paths should not be frenetic.
There is a difference between what I want and what I need. In theory, we all embrace this idea. The difficulty comes when we begin to define the words. What is the difference between a desire and a need? Are unfulfilled desires actually needs? If so, which ones? The Good Shepherd promises to supply all our needs. Let’s think about what that means.