Sunday, November 26, 2023 - Luke 21:25-36 – Whether it be because of global events around the world or crises and struggles in our own life, it can be hard to feel optimistic. But the advent season is a time to remember Jesus doesn’t call us to put on a good face or try to find the brightside in life. Rather, we are to remember His promises and His works, having confident HOPE that He is coming back to finish what He started.
Sunday, November 19, 2023 - Acts 11:1-12:24 - Church isn’t always easy or peaceful. We often face both internal and external challenges that can lead us to lose hope, or doubt God’s plan. But by His Spirit, Jesus is always with us and ensures that nothing can stop the flourishing and multiplying of the Kingdom of God.
Sunday, November 11, 2023 - Acts 9:32-10:48 - Just as the world God made is diverse and multicultural, so too the Church has been made to be the same. Through a series of unlikely visions and associations, Jesus makes this very point to Peter, and in doing so carries His mission beyond one ethnic group to the rest of the earth.
Sunday, November 5, 2023 - Acts 9:1-31 - Do you ever feel so sure about something that there’s nothing anyone could do to change your mind? Or the opposite, have you ever had a life-changing moment that shook you to your core and made you question everything? The story of Saul, Ananias, and Barnabas remind us that God can do anything and call us to the same. May we be receptive to His leading and be willing vessels for His service.
Sunday, October 29, 2023 - Acts 8:2–40 - Sometimes we can be slow to get the message, or, more often with God, our obedience to His calling is delayed. But in His faithfulness to His promises and mission, God will get us to where we need to be for His glory! The expansion of the church to new peoples is just that kind of story that we can hold up as a mirror to ensure that our mindset and our actions are right in line with Him.