This week, Ericka Graham takes us further into the desert during Lent. In the desert, we face demons, temptations, vices and evil. And just as the Tempter left Jesus for another opportune time, we have the chance to face our temptations again and be stronger for it.
Pastor Wayne Brown invites us in this season of Lent to examine and embrace our failure with the confidence that God will restore us. Jesus encouraged Peter by letting him know that he would recover from his failure and become a source of strength for others close to him. How can we use our journey through the desert to bring hope to others?
As we consider life in the desert, the invitation to enter into a season of scarcity and contemplation, join us in this opportunity to pray and reflect together as a community, and to seek God’s guidance as we enter this forty day journey of Lent. In the silence, may our ears be tuned to hear God in new ways.
Pastor Chris invites us to participate in a few rhythms that can lead us toward healthy change in this Lenten season. In preparation for Easter, we are remembering the words of the Prophet Isaiah, who reminds us that God is preparing something new, a way through the desert. How might God be leading you to lean into examining your rhythms this week?
Pastor Sean Palmer leads us this weekend as we reflect on the roadmap towards reconciliation. What does it look like to forgive someone when they have sinned against us, offended us, or done something wrong?
It can actually be a good thing to have disagreements, but sometimes the temptation is to not have conflict about things that matter. How we handle conflict demonstrates how we love and if we love.
Join us as we learn to embrace the call to reconcile, redeem and seek those we shall forgive.
Continuing our series on Love, Pastor Chris provides the context for the most popular and well known verse in the Bible, John 3:16. On the heels of being in the Holy Land for several weeks, Chris shows us how Jesus very intentionally always loved the outsider and taught us to do the same.
This past Sunday, we shared an incredible story from some new Ecclesians, our friends who were forced to flee Nicaragua due to political persecution and are currently in Houston as they process an asylum claim in the US. In an effort to safeguard this precious family, we’ll be sharing their story in a more limited manner than our usual weekly podcast feed. At the moment, this is a story just for our community. If you missed their story, look for an email on Monday February 18th with a link to the content.
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Faith’s Review & Expectation
Psalm 66 (You Are Great)
Nothing But The Blood
Come And See
Rock Of Ages (When The Day Seems Long)
It was a great joy to welcome Dr. Richard Beck to our West Side campus, who asked us to consider Jesus’ encounter with a leper in which the “unclean” man was met with a love that reached across boundaries; an encounter in which the promise of relationship preceded healing. We’re called to name the places of disgust and contempt that lead us to create an other, and ask God to help change our hearts into a radically different way of loving.