December Reading from The Message

December 2, 2021

It is inevitable. You will hear Luke 2 recited in church this month. For good reason, it concisely and clearly details the birth of Jesus. And who is it we relate to most? Mary or Joseph? Rich wise men? Or is it the shepherds? Everyday people who are brought in to witness the miraculous and […]

November Reading from The Message

November 1, 2021

We are God’s destination. He is active and moving – he comes. The Christian life is lived between his arrivals. In light of that, how should we live? Paul provides essential and practical guidance in the last chapter of 1 Thessalonians… And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard […]

October Reading from The Message

October 2, 2021

In his letter to the Galatians, Paul is emphatic about the free life we can live because of Christ. It is not the cheap freedom that is often celebrated by the world. But a freedom that allows you to serve others without being burdened by the compulsions of selfishness. A freedom that will slowly bear […]

September Reading from The Message

September 16, 2021

Habakkuk has just cried out to God, pouring out his sorrow and indignation at the injustice all around him. He asks “where are you God!?” But then, at the start of chapter 2, Habakkuk stops… and recognizes that the Lord will answer and he needs to be ready for God’s response to his complaints… and […]

August Reading from The Message

August 18, 2021

The story of creation is one of the infinite becoming tangible, the limitless becoming defined. When God placed man in the garden it was not a wilderness. It had boundaries and intention. It was local. The work God is looking to do in us and through us will not be in an ethereal utopia. It […]