June Reading from The Message

June 3, 2024

Peace is not passive. We often view it as the absence of war, clamor, or bothersome neighbors. But here in the fifth chapter of Romans, Paul teaches that God pours into us instead of removing outside circumstances. When we let God in, he doesn’t turn us into hermits, but fills us with the Holy Spirit. […]

May Reading from The Message

May 1, 2024

Jacob was cunning and opportunistic. He deceived his father and stole his brother Esau’s birthright. Here, years later, he is about to encounter his older brother and is understandably terrified. In the midst of strategizing on how to survive this meeting, he wrestles with the Lord in one of the most meaningful interactions between God […]

April Reading from The Message

April 1, 2024

Do you view God as a giver of rules or a living, personal presence? Jesus shows us who God is. In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul reminds us that God is accessible through Christ. The veil has been lifted! When we’re with Christ, we’re in touch with the father and positive change in […]

March Reading from The Message

March 2, 2024

We start from resurrection. If we are followers of Christ, we believe He did the unthinkable- he rose from the dead. If true, everything about how we live changes. When Jesus defeated death, suddenly the detailed prophecies and big, God-sized story of the Bible were infused with life! We simply cannot ignore the reality and […]

February Reading from The Message

February 1, 2024

The brief but intense prophecy of Obadiah is an indictment of Edom’s pride and injustice towards God’s people. But the last message of this short book takes a giant step out of the centuries of hate and rivalry. We are given a higher standard for how to live in a world of oppressors and victims. […]