November Reading from the Message

November 1, 2022

In Philippians, we read about Paul and his unwavering faith in the Lord’s provision. We learn that God blesses those who believe in him, and how we can receive generosity and see it work throughout a community of faith. 15-17 You Philippians well know, and you can be sure I’ll never forget it, that when […]

October Reading from The Message

October 4, 2022

As people, we are constantly learning, growing, and evolving. In 2 Corinthians Paul challenges us to lean into growth and strengthen our minds, bodies, and emotions to embrace and follow the way of Jesus. In doing so, we are growing closer to God. 8-9 I know I distressed you greatly with my letter. Although I […]

September Reading from The Message

September 1, 2022

We are all leaders in our own way, but Peter reminds us that it is humility that makes us great. To be a great leader, we must first remember to be humble, and then we must remember who we are representing. 1-3 I have a special concern for you church leaders. I know what it’s like […]

August Reading from The Message

August 8, 2022

The beginning of Revelation is full of John’s letters to churches. In turn he acknowledges their strengths and then calls out their missteps. But the final church in Laodicea receives a stirring critique and then a clear promise of presence for those who knock… Write to Laodicea, to the Angel of the church. God’s Yes, […]

July Reading from The Message

July 1, 2022

Have you ever been “plunged into a sea of joy”? What happened? How did it feel? How long has it been since then? Here in Ezra 6 the Israelites have finally rebuilt the temple after long years in captivity in Babylon. God had cleared a space for them… and for you.  So the leaders of […]