Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; and to you shall vows be performed, O you who answer prayer! To you all flesh shall come. When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, you forgive our transgressions. Happy are those whom you choose and bring near to live in your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, your holy temple. –Psalm 65:1-4 Pray: Thank God for standing by you. Thank God for the people who surround you each day. Thank God for how these people lift you......
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship,......
If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Forgiveness – Holding On Keeps Us From Moving On (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 4 Try this little exercise: Take an index card or clean sheet of paper. On that piece of paper write down all your hopes and dreams. Take some colorful sticky notes. Write the things you refuse to forgive on those sticky notes. Place those sticky notes on top on top of your hopes and dream. Take note of what’s happened. The things that you are holding on to; the things that......
If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Forgiveness – Holding On Keeps Us From Moving On (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 2 Mike Foster continues, “Only in Jesus do we find both the courage and the permission to admit that we’ve been wronged and have wronged others. In Jesus the crucified, we see the model of radical forgiveness that we are called to offer others and ourselves.” Taking a Risk… What would happen if you took the risk to forgive? Is it worth the risk? Blessed are the peacemakers. –Matthew......
We begin an exciting new series at Hood MCC on Sunday, September 10 – Freeway: A Not So Perfect Guide To Freedom! Freeway is a way to be free. It’s a six-step guide built upon God’s amazing grace, conversations with friends, and a personal exploration of our pain and loss. This series is a guide to experiencing God’s love and freedom in your life. Sundays at 11 am the theme and message of our service will look at six steps along the journey: Awareness, Discovery, Ownership, Forgiveness, Acceptance, and Freedom. During the week,......
God weaves life together in unexpected ways to create something beautiful. About five years ago, we met a young man who was beginning an internship with our non-profit ministry in Charlotte. Upon meeting him for the first time, Joanie asked, “Where are you from?” “Dunn,” he responded. “Where?” “Dunn, North Carolina.” “Where’s that?” While Jason knew the answer, Joanie learned about Dunn for the first time. Neither of us, at that time, could have imagined that we would worship in a church in Dunn, NC, much less be called there as co-pastors. Yet......