Weekly Pastoral prayer

GOD’S CHALLENGE TO CHANGE

From the great British explorer Sir Francis Drake

Your kingdom seems far away today

TURNING FEAR INTO CONFIDENCE

JESUS READS THE BIBLE DIFFERENTLY THAN MOST CHRISTIANS

Naming One’s Brokenness as the First Step Toward Healing

The Meaning of Compassion

Jesus, Martial Arts and The Law

DEATH IS NOT THE END, BUT A NEW BEGINNING

What We Can Learn From Jesus’ Own Struggle With Temptation

Jesus is Not A Dead Fact, But a Living Friend

Jesus’ Odd Approach to Eternal Life

Learning to See

Affirming the Other

God’s Love In Action

EACH OF US IS DIFFERENT EACH OF US IS NEEDED

The Traditionalist God View

HUNGRY FOR GOD

A PASSION FOR THE TRUTH

TO THE LEAST OF THESE – THE ALTRUIST GODVIEW

Breaking the Chains of Injustice – Godview

WHAT IS GOD THE SOWER CULTIVATING IN YOU?

THE SLOW, STEADY, SURPRISING GROWTH OF GOD’S KINGDOM

ARE YOU WHEAT, WEEDS OR BOTH?

IT’S (RELATIVELY) EASY TO ACCEPT HELP FROM A FRIEND – BUT WHAT ABOUT AN ENEMY?

DOING GOOD EVEN WHEN WE DON’T FEEL LIKE IT

THE “PHARISEE” IN EACH OF US

GREED REVERBERATES!

Missing the Forest For The Trees

CORRECTING SCRIPTURE WITH SCRIPTURE

GOD NEVER GIVES UP ON ANYONE!

Everyone Is Welcome At God’s Table

DOES YOUR IMAGE OF GOD NEED TO BE HEALED?

Each of Us Can Relate To The Story Of “The Prodigal Son” In Our Own Unique Way

GOD’S LOVE – THE ONE SURE THING IN ALL THE WORLD

Two Interwoven Ways Of God Saying To Each Of Us “I Love You!”

Breakfast With Jesus

What Are You Seeking?

He Had been with the One who Came to Give Us Joy

Three Challenging Prayers: how they look when people pray them

An Example of God Setting a Good Example

Who Is The Real Hero Of The Parable Of The Talents?

We Harvest What We Plant – Shall We Plant War Or Shall We Plant Peace?

The Tug Of War Between God’s Love And Human Selfishness

God’s Light Shows Us The Way Out Of Our Darkness

HAPPY OR BLESSED?

What Does It Mean To Mourn?

THE STRENGTH IN HUMILITY

JOYFUL ARE THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR JUSTICE-INCLUDING JUSTICE FOR THE EARTH

COMPASSION ISN’T COMPASSION UNLESS IT’S COMPASSION-IN-ACTION

AN ODD EQUATION FOR US – PURITY OF HEART EQUALS GENEROUSITY IN GIVING

PEACE IS MORE THAN THE PEACE IN “PEACH AND QUIET”

Jesus Challenges Us To Suffer For The Side Of Justice

THE WORLD IS CRYING FOR TRANSFORMATION

CALLED TO BE SALT AND LIGHT

JESUS FULFILLS THE LAW BY EMBODYING IT IN HIS OWN LIFE

NOT INDULGING IN – BUT TRANSFORMING OUR ANGER

A DIFFERENT TAKE ON TWO SEEMINGLY HARSH PRONOUNCEMENTS BY JESUS ON SEX AND MARRIAGE

Speaking With Integrity

Jesus Introduces The New Martial Art Of Nonviolence

The Most Revolutionary Thing That Jesus Taught: “Love Your Enemies”

INTEGRITY IN ALL OUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

Compassion Not Limited To Certain Days of the Week

FAITH AS ANTIDOTE TO FEAR

JESUS REDEFINES THE MEANING OF “FATHER”

A CLOSE LOOK AT THE ‘OUR’ IN “OUR FATHER”

THE BREATHTAKING IMPLICATIONS HIDDEN IN GOD’S NAME

                       

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