Pastor Titus Benton kicked off the first Sunday of Lent by challenging us to take the first step in moving from captivity to freedom. Like the Israelites at the shores of the Red Sea, we must choose to break camp and move forward from the destructive patterns of sin that often enslave us.
Pastor Chris Seay begins a conversation that we pray will guide us through the upcoming season of Lent. Chris challenges us to make the weeks ahead an exodus from the pharaohs that have taken hold of our hearts and lives. Pastor Jim Doremus followed up and encourages us that we are wired for growth, armed and able with the Holy Spirit and a community of support.
This week, our brother Jack Wisdom reminds us that loving enemies is not merely a part of the Gospel; it is the Gospel. As we seek to follow in the Way of Jesus, we must learn to make a daily practice of forgiveness.
Pastor Chris Seay closes our study of Nehemiah, inviting us to lives of full worship. When worship is not a daily rhythm enlivened by honest and consistent practice, we begin to view it as merely a sequestered section of our life. We don't have a religious life and a real life; we only have a life.