May25MonMay 25, 2020
LOOKING BACK ON THE FAITHFULNESS & GOODNESS OF GOD
Elijah and Elisha’s Road Trip (That tells the story of God’s faithfulness)
We have looked at the end of Elijah’s life and how he took his mentee, Elisha, to the significant places of God’s people – of where God was God in key ways. Remembering the faithfulness...
May18MonMay 18, 2020
Prayer Exercise : Engaging with Injustice
The Story of Naboth: 1 Kings 21 (You can read the story here that the message was formed around)
Leader have everyone mute themselves and say the following prayer out loud. *If you are doing this on your own, read the Psalm out loud yourself.
O God, we pray for all those in our world
who are suffering...
May11MonMay 11, 2020
Scripture Reference: 1 Kings 19: 9b-14
Have someone read the following :
Elijah has run for his life in fear because Queen Jezebel spoke an oath to kill him by the next day. He went into the desert where he collapsed in exhaustion and told the Lord he was done and asked for God to end his life. God sent an angel to feed him twice in between his...
May4MonMay 4, 2020
This reflection and invitation to prayer is based on 1 Kings 18 and Pastor Reg Lewicki’s message
Living in and for the kingdom of Jesus is a narrow way, not the broad way we often want it to be. Think of the word “narrow.” Our generation would deem this word as disgusting, non-inclusive, opinionated, small-minded, and...
Apr27MonApril 27, 2020On Wednesday, April 29, you are invited to enter into a day of fasting and prayer that will engage you as an individual and alongside others. We don't usually think we have to prepare ourselves for much unless it's an exam, wedding, or some other activity that we need to "do stuff" in order to make it happen. But I encourage you to prepare for...
Apr20MonApril 20, 2020
The desert (or wilderness) is a common place in the scriptures. Hagar fled to a desert. Moses fled to a desert and led the children of Israel through the desert wilderness. Jesus spent 40 days in the desert. And, in our first message on Elijah, we see him fleeing to the desert after He spoke up for the one true God. The wilderness often speaks...
Apr10FriApril 10, 2020
The Way of the Cross leads to the resurrection. Lent leads to Easter and finds its meaning and fulfillment in Easter. Without the resurrection, suffering and self-denial would make no sense.
The great gift of Christian spirituality can be...
Apr9ThuApril 9, 2020
Taking up our cross is not the same as simply resigning our self to things we cannot change. There is no transformation in such passive resignation. The route to Christian spiritual transformation is more active. It involves accepting those sources of suffering that we did not originally choose but...
Apr8WedApril 8, 2020
What does embracing the crosses of your life have to with choosing to follow Christ? Why did Jesus make this so central to choosing God, putting it first on his list of what it means to be a disciple?
The answer to these questions lies in the remarkable passage that follows...
Apr7TueApril 7, 2020
So what exactly does it mean to take up your cross and follow Jesus?
Some people trivialize the concept by claiming every hangnail or stubbed toe as their “cross.” Remember – the cross is the instrument of our crucifixion, not merely the cause of a minor...