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Reflections: A Reason to Give Thanks

2 Corinthians 4:15-16 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. Thanksgiving is…

The Giver and the Goal

Acts 20:32-35 32 “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. 34 You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and…

Reflections: Rebuilding Our Wall

Scripture: Nehemiah 2:11-18 11 I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days 12 I set out during the night with a few others. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on. 13 By night…

Reflections: Our Deepest Longing

2 Corinthians 5:1-5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.…

Reflections: Stewarding our Talents

Ephesians 4:11-13 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining…

Reflections: Stewarding Our Time

Ephesians 5:15-21 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with…

Reflections: Regarding Stewardship

Today’s Scripture 1 Peter 4:8-10 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. God is good, and has richly…

Reflections: Direction

As students and learners, we want to get into the habit of linking and constructing meaning from our experiences. Such work requires reflection. Reflection has many facets. For example, reflecting on work enhances its meaning. Reflecting on experiences encourages insight and understanding. In that light, consider this reflection on this week’s message. Direction (Pastor Terry…

Reflection: The Mercy of God

As learners, we want to get into the habit of constructing meaning from our experiences. Such work requires reflection. Reflection has many facets. For example, reflecting on work enhances its meaning. Reflecting on experiences encourages insight and understanding. In that light, consider this reflection on this week’s message. The Mercy of God Psalm 123:1-4 1…

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Thinking about Discipline

Take some time to read Hebrews 12:4-6. Reading these verses in Hebrews reminds us to be steadfast in our faith, against all challenges and temptations. Discipline is not a popular topic nowadays, however it is crucial not only for children and young people but for all of us. In times of peace and happiness, we…