During the month of December, I’ve prepared a series of daily devotionals to help my church get ready for and celebrate Christmas. I created a booklet (if you’d like a copy, let me know), but I’ll also post devotionals each day on my blog. Devotional Text: Luke 1:26-38 Gabriel tells Mary, “Rejoice, favored one! The […]
When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. For the Church, this is living under the Law, which God’s grace through Jesus Christ has rendered moot, says the Rev. Jason Valendy.
Read: Amos 5:21-24 Centering Verse: But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (Amos 5:24) Explore: Does our worship ever become hollow and lifeless? How so? What does the justice of God look like? How does i…
The Rev. Brady S. Whitton suggests that a closer reading of scripture reveals that there are more forms of covenantal union that the “one man, one woman” definition.
The Good Stuff 11 “I, the Sovereign Lord, tell you that I will look for my sheep and take care of them 12 in the same way as shepherds take care of their sheep that were scattered and are brought together again. I will bring them back from all the plac…
United Methodists seek to go behind harsh rhetoric to find out the truth about migrant caravans headed to the United States.
We live and produce divine fruit only because of our attachment to him, but it is through us that his fruit is picked by the world.
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Whenever we isolate a group of folks, turn them into social lepers, we have just lost Jesus, because he will go and stand with the isolated, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton.
CALL TO WORSHIP: Who needs pots of gold when the leaves of autumn are hues of the most perfect gold? We need only the God who has painted the canvas of fall! Who needs lottery tickets and wistful dreams of riches beyond comprehension? We …
We are saved by Christ, of course. But Christ gives us eyes to see and ears to hear to recognize and respond to life differently. We end up living by what we “see” and how we enact that sight, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper.