Guest speaker, Mike Sickenger (one of our elders), brings a message encouraging us to pray often, pray faithfully, and pray about many things.
Guest preacher, Cecil Garrison, brings a message about letting the Lord remain in control even when we are angry.
The path of discipleship in Jesus includes iitating his ministry of healing by bringing love's touch to people and situations needing to be set right.
Christians share Jesus' work of redeeming by human touch and restoring by cleansing word.
Consider the source of teaching according to the natural effects of their words and work.
The difficult way to the narrow gate into eternal life is not obvious. A person must search for it. Jesus himself provides the model of what we are looking for. It is the way of love--imitating the cross of Jesus--that leads home to heaven. This requires great patience and perseverance.
Fred Willmon asks us to consider what the Rich Man was really concerned about in Jesus' famous story. This challenges us to have our hearts focused on what is most important.
Religious people mean well when creating many expectations--even rules--to govern how to be truly religious. In this passage, Jesus provides a form of the one rule commanded for his followers to follow in their lives.