Ever need a good pep talk? Clearly, Peyton Manning is probably not the place to start looking for one, but all of us need a good encouraging word now and anon. This Sunday we’ll be looking at 2 Thes 2:13-16 (and in the Message), and I believe that’s what Paul is doing with his […]Read More Hanging in There
Whoops! Had some skin cancer removed this week…and I’m such a weenie about it, it threw my whole schedule off. Sorry about that. Sunday we’ll be reading 2 thes 2:1-12 (the Message) Once again, Paul is trying to calm the Thessalonians down after they’ve been zapped with end-time fever. What is it that they are afraid […]Read More Don’t Believe the Rumors
Cause everybody knows If you don’t mind your mother’s words A wicked wind will blow Your ribbons from your curls Everybody moan everybody shake The shankill butchers wanna catch you Awake ~The Decemberists, “The Shankhill Butchers” The concept of “retribution” is the fuel that drives almost every pagan religion, ancient or modern. You find it […]Read More God is not Mad at You
Man…the post below is so encouraging…I love seeing our young people engaged in the exploration of who Christ is. This Sunday, we’ll be looking at 1 Thes 4:13-18. (The Message version) As we remember, the church in Thessalonica had just been planted, when Paul and company had to leave town under threat of violence. That […]Read More The Ultimate Hope in Uncertain Times
Just a quick reminder, we’re having a meeting after 2nd service ( 1-18-08 ) for anyone interested in getting an update on Eastgate finances, hearing our present state and future plans, and meeting the supervisors of the various ministries we have currently in place. Hope you can make it. This Sunday we’ll be reading all […]Read More Truths About Troubles
You may think I have the title backward. “Isn’t it usually ‘walk the talk’, Rob?” Yes..usually…the idea being that we don’t want to just talk about our beliefs without putting them into practice. But as we finish our study in Colossians this Sunday, we’ll find that Paul puts an emphasis on talking. We’ll be reading […]Read More Learning to “Talk the Walk”
Colossians 3:20-4:1 Same verses in the MessageRead More Still Wearin’ Jesus!