Crossing Over

“Crossing Over” Text: Joshua 3: 7-17 Prayer:    O Lord, we come to those great moments in life when we can look ahead and see the past.  At these crossroad times, may we seek you most.  May our faith reach out to you for guidance in what direction you would have us move.  May the words […]

Heart Giving

“Heart Giving” Text 1 Timothy 6:17-19 Prayer:    O Lord, help us to hear these words of life and let them speak to us as we need to hear.  May we welcome your Spirit’s touch upon our lives and receive it with joy.  Amen.   Have you all heard about the Preacher who stood up one […]

Be Faithful, Save and Give

“Be Faithful, Save and Give” Text: 2 Corinthians 9: 6-12 Prayer:    O Lord, you love calls us to a higher way of living, not just for our own desires, but to live into your calling to be Christian disciples.  Help us, O Lord, to live faithfully, to serve you with and to commit our lives […]

Money, Work and Debt

“Money, Work and Debt” Text: Deuteronomy 28:12-14 Prayer: O God, our creator and lover of our souls, create in us pure hearts that are open to your movement in our lives, willing hearts to receive all that you have for us to learn, and committed hearts to follow any truth we receive from these words. […]

Naming Our Idols

“Naming Our Idols” Text: 2 Kings 17: 24-29, 32-41 Prayer:    O Lord, you call us to love you with all of heart, all of our mind, soul and strength.  Help us to see all that hinders this, and strengthen us through your word to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.  Amen. ——————————— Introduction video clip […]

Faith is Louder than Words

“Faith is Louder than Words”   Text: Matthew 21: 23-32 Prayer:    O Lord, we are fed by your love and nourished by your grace.  And your words speak life to ours’.  Open our hearts now to the message of this text that we may receive it with joy.  Amen. There is a wonderful old corny […]

Radical Love is Forgiving

“Radical Love is Forgiving” (3rd in Series Radical Love in a Risky World)   Prayer:    O Lord, open our hearts and minds to the message of Scripture.  Help us to see in Jesus’ words, words for life and love.  May we learn from him in how to live as loving people.  In his name we […]

Radical Love is Truthful

“Radical Love is Truthful” (2nd in Series on Radical Love in a Risky World) Prayer: O Lord, open our minds and hearts to your truth. Help us to so live in your Spirit that we might use words to heal and encourage, rather than to tear down and demean. May our words be acceptable in […]

Radical Love is Risky

“Radical Love is Risky” (1st in Series: Radical Love in a Risky World) Prayer: O Lord, you led by example, you lived in the fullness of what humanity is supposed to be. May we, as your disciples, learn from you and receive any truth we may hear with joy. Amen. “Some people see things as […]

Let Love Be Genuine

“Let Love Be Genuine” Prayer:    O Lord, help us as we listen, to hear your word of hope, to receive the assurance of your steadying hand on our lives, and to know that we are loved and cared for by the Great God of the universe.  May the message of your word speak to our […]