Relationships can be messy. At DisciplesNet in this season we are continuing to look at how God calls us to right relationships: with God, with each other, and with creation. This week we come today to one of the most difficult passages to understand: the story of Abraham and his son Isaac and a incredibly difficult mountain they must climb. What happens next invites our own conversation about sacrifice, and about the eternal love of God for Abrahams now, including us, who are so numerous we are like the stars in the sky. Continue reading →
The Lord of the harvest has special work to be done, and to be done by each of us as part of the church. Just how do we go about this? That’s the focus of this week’s worship— and we have prepared this for you and others around the world who will attend here, helping us to think about our part of the church and how we learn and grow. Continue reading →
The Bible speaks of us as having treasures in jars of clay, but do you ever feel like a “cracked pot”? Do you ever wonder what is inside? We hope you’ll stick with us for just over 27 minutes sometime this week, and worship God in prayer, song, scripture, and message that our worship team has made ready for you. Our prayer is that God will be glorified by this worship and that you will be blessed and uplifted by worshipping with us. We hope that you will share this worship with others in your life. We’ve put it together trying to think of people around the world, and also those who may not be able to get to a physical worship.
Our message today comes from Paul’s second recorded letter to the Corinthians, chapter 4:1-12, with Rev. Russ Smith bringing a challenge to us all. Continue reading →
Contagious joy and celebration unfolded in their midst. Yes, for the original disciples on that special day of Pentecost….but also within each of our hearts when we encounter the Holy Spirit of God. We welcome guest minister Rev. Sandra Gourdet for our message today in this message given for us in 2013, "Out of Hiding." Rev. Gourdet is retired from working with Global Ministries, specializing in the Africa office, and will share stories of God working in life-giving ways. Our scripture comes from Acts 2:1-12. Continue reading →