“Oh, no, God,” said the disciple Peter, as the disciples were getting their organization together. “I’ve never touched anything unclean like that, and am not going to start now. What? You’ve got to be kidding?” A bit of a paraphrase, perhaps, but this is the scripture from Acts 11 that we’ll be looking at today in worship. This is a special worship for us, number 300, but in every worship we always hope to be about celebrating God and the blessing we have in coming together in Christ to be in community this day. We hope that you will join us with an inspiring message, song, prayer.
Sometimes when things in the world aren’t right, it’s hard to wait. It can be hard to even hope for a better day, to a day more like God’s kingdom, to the realm of God. Yet, that is just what the disciples of Christ are called to do. In our worship this week, we’ll be looking at how to do that, through worship, prayer, and songs lifted together to God. We sure hope that you will join us, and that you will be blessed in this short time of worshipping God together. Continue reading →
When leaders repeat something over and over to their followers, the followers best listen. In the case of the bewildered disciples following Jesus’ death and resurrection, the word was repeated to all generations: “Peace be with you.” Today we look at this word in the context of Jesus day, as well a global focus on its meaning to us today.
Our worship today comes from the Gospel of John, chapter 20:19-31. We’re honored to have as special guest preacher the Reverend Richard Spleth. Rev. Spleth is the Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana, USA, where DisciplesNet has our hub. Though his authority and agency Rev. Spleth helped DisciplesNet launch as a new church in 2010. We give thanks for his leadership to churches in Indiana as well as the world, and his continuing support of our ministry, so to you as part of our congregation. Continue reading →