Sermon Synopsis Sunday July 23: “Forgive Us Our Sins”

We’ve been studying the “Lord’s Prayer” for the past several weeks, but we’re going to skip over its next phrase because it no longer applies to 21st century American Christians. Why ask God for forgiveness when we don’t sin anymore?  “Sin is what bad people do! I’m basically good. I don’t swear; I don’t cheat on … [Read more…]

Sermon Synopsis Sunday June 25: “Hallowed Be Your Name”

Whenever we recite the Lord’s Prayer, we must guard against thoughtlessly spewing out these overly-familiar words. Empty repetition falls short of prayer’s intention of simply talking to God. But have we not compounded our transgression when we pray this prayer and remain ignorant of some of what we’re actually pleading? Babbling on and on is … [Read more…]

From the Pastor’s Desk: National Repentance

  As some of you know, I have been systematically reading through the Scriptures chronologically since January 1 of 2015. My practice has been deliberate so that I ensure concentration on my reading rather than merely breezing through. I haven’t even crossed the midway mark of the Bible yet – which makes today’s reading all … [Read more…]