Month: August 2014

August 21, 2014

Am I good enough?  Smart enough?  Kind enough? Enough enough?

These questions pervade our lives.  Whether at home, at school, at work or at church, there are parameters by which we are judged. We want to pass muster, to be accepted, to be worthy.  If we fall short, we feel terrible. 

But what about when it comes to our relationship with God?  How do we measure ourselves?  How does God measure us?  Join us Sunday as we address the question, “How do I accept grace if I feel so unworthy?”

August 14, 2014

What happens when we pray to God?

If God is in charge of the world, and I don’t particularly like the way things are going, can I try to persuade God to change God’s mind?

There’s a story in Exodus that tells of a conversation between Moses and God, and it ends with, “And the Lord changed his mind….” If Moses changed God’s mind, can we?

What do you think?


August 7, 2014

Compassion.  Check.  Sadness. Check.  Guilt.  Check.  Paralysis. Check.

Sometimes this seems to be the progression of our feelings about injustice, suffering and generally the things make God weep.  Feeling sad can’t be enough, can it?  What else are we to do?  What else is possible?

For context, comparison and contrast, please read Isaiah 58:2-12 and Luke 13:10-17

What do you think most breaks God’s heart in this world?