Darkness & Light

Darkness & Light

SACRED PAUSE We’re so glad to have you back with us today. The days are passing quickly…too quickly! It’s a good time to stop and pause, letting the truth of Jesus wash over us. As you listen to David and Jeanni Shepherd reflect aloud about Light and Darkness, we pray...
Joy That Is Simply There

Joy That Is Simply There

Always rejoice, constantly pray, in everything give thanks. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not extinguish the Spirit. –1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 NET I read a blog the other day remarking on the irony that during the holiday season people talk a...
Joy That Is Simply There

Always Rejoice

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. –Philippians 4:4 ESV For some reason I cannot recall, I was chosen to give the inspirational thought prior to the Sunday evening service when I was a junior in college. While I was not a budding preacher, I...
Joy That Is Simply There

Joy & Gratitude

Then he took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” –Luke. 22:19  NET (emphasis added) Nearing His final hours, Jesus was eager to eat Passover with His...
Joy That Is Simply There

The Joy Set Before Him

…[K]eeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NET (emphasis added) I like guarantees....