He took her by the hand and said to her “Talitha cum”, which means “Little girl, get up!” There are so many new things that stood out to me this time I read this story from Mark 5. The fact is, there are not many accounts of Jesus healing children. We know Jesus’ love of children and he taught us how important they are in the Kingdom of Heaven. But, we only get a handful of one of one experiences with children and this is one of them. The image from this......
Touching someone’s life is powerful. Prayers, visits, phone calls, cards of encouragement, meals, sitting together, singing together, listening together…these all have tremendous power to bring healing into our lives. This is part of the message I shared on Sunday. And I threw some research and data at you all that showed exactly how powerful touching someone’s life within a community of faith can be. But numbers and research can be a bit overwhelming when it is just spoken. So, I want to share that with you again today in writing. Power of......
I have made it through the first 11 Chapters of Matthew (the first 9 days of reading through the New Testament). Here are a couple of things that have stood out to me over the past couple of days of reading: Matthew seems to write in a fast pace. It almost feels like Jesus is in a hurry. As soon as he was baptized, his teachings, healings, and other parts of ministry begin with a lot of momentum. After reading through the Sermon on the Mount, it felt like Jesus was on......
If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Freedom – Rescued To Be A Rescuer (Freeway, Week 7) Devotion 3 Take a moment and look at your hand. Now focus on what your hand can do to help and serve others! List the types of people who would be helped by knowing your story and what you learned during tough times. __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ Name some of your friends who need FREEDOM just like you. __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ Our wounded heart and our deepest pain is always the starting......
If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Ownership – You Can’t Blame Your Way To Freedom (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 1 On Sunday, I asked you to consider the image of getting hurt in a car accident. When we get hurt in an accident, we need help, right? And there’s two kinds of help we can reach out for. We can call the police to determine who is at fault, that is, who is to blame. Or we can call an ambulance because we have been hurt and need to......