SPIRITUAL HOT SPOTS

While we all as good Reformed folk profess that our Triune God extends his presence to every square inch of Creation, there are places and times when we can “connect” with more intensity to God than others. They are, we could say, spiritual “hot spots.”

God-Incidences: Do We Notice Them?

I encourage you to be on the watch for little gifts of grace and joy moments in your life –
– be on the watch, and give thanks for them.
Have you seen such in your life?
Did you remember to give thanks for them?

THE FAMILY OF JESUS – REACHES IN

We made baptismal promises as a community of faith. God heard it. The parents heard it. We heard it. All part of REACHING IN as a Church.

THE FAMILY OF JESUS – REACHES OUT

Reaching out as the family of Jesus is NOT optional. The head of the household requires it.
Reach out with the gospel of Christ.
Reach out a hand and heart and wallet with other riches that the Lord has placed into our laps.
And, reach out to welcome the stranger.

THE FAMILY OF JESUS – REACHES UP

As a family of faith in Jesus Christ, we get to REACH UP and be held by our Heavenly Father.
We get to REACH UP and receive divine help.
And we get to REACH UP, along with believers from all times and places, in worship.

THE FAMILY OF JESUS – BOWS DOWN

Last week we began to consider about the most significant biblical image for the Church. Which is, by the way, the FAMILY. Yes, there are lots of others.  Very good ones. Like Bride, Vineyard, Flock, Kingdom, Temple, Body, the New Israel, etc. However, the biggest New Testament image of the […]

THE CHURCH – CHRIST’S FAMILY

The Church – what is it? What is that entity for which Jesus came? The bible has a variety of different images that it uses to describe the Church: Bride Vineyard Flock Kingdom Temple Body New Israel The most pervasive NT image of the Church, however, is…… Family God is […]

Whose Story Is It, Anyway?

The Christian faith – what is it? What are we celebrating at Christmas, anyway? One concern I have with talk about “Jesus as MY Saviour” (like what we’ll do Sunday AM) is that I can easily begin to have the whole faith thing begin to revolve around ME — my […]

On Relationships

Recently, while trying to practice the stuff we considered last week, namely taking time to stop and reflect and pray in God’s presence, I got to meditating on God as the Divine Lover for whom relationships were, are, and will be extremely important. In summary, the deal is this: God […]

More on noticing

So – I was all set to write something brand new for this week. But – then a little voice prompted me to stop, and review what I wrote last week. Which I did. And…. ….well…. I hope you won’t throw rotten fruit or toss dead cows at me off […]