Sermon Response: Time Management

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

I'm thinking about trying something different in posting about Sunday's sermon.  In the past, I've posted detailed notes.  Now I'm wondering if we'd get more response if I just post a summary and ask for comments.  Did the sermon touch your life this week?  Did it remind you of ...

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Tags: resources, time management, up, self-management

Devotional: Self Management

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Posted by Ed Allen on

Using Our Resources with Wisdom and Purpose What follows is a series of short reflections designed to help us use our resources with wisdom and purpose.     Week 2:  Managing Your Finances Day 1 : Managing Your Finances   This week we will be contemplating the wise ...

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Tags: devotionals, sermon series, 7 healthy habits

Celebrating Christmas!

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

This year, we won't be having regular Sunday services because of Christmas and New Year's Eve, but here's what we do have in store: Christmas Eve Services! This year, we're having two services on Christmas Eve.  The first, at 4:00, will be family-oriented, and will not have any fire. The ...

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Tags: brunch, christmas, christmas eve, new year's, prayer

Audacious Faith

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On Sunday, Pastor Ed Allen preached another sermon in his Advent series, "Audacious," this one about Audacious Faith, looking at Mary's response to the announcement from the angel in Luke 1:26-38. We looked at the character of God-honoring faith. Sometimes faith is about Risk. Sometimes faith ...

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Tags: advent, audacious faith, mary, surrender

Audacious Gift

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On Sunday, Pastor Ed Allen preached another Advent sermon, this one on John 3:16. John 3:16 -- The greatest Love from the greatest source offered the greatest gift to the greatest extent toward the greatest result. The Greatest Source -- Not only is God personal, but He moves toward us with ...

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Tags: audacious, gift, john 3:16, love, source

Audacious

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On Sunday, Pastor Ed preached an Advent sermon titled "Audacious," covering the passage in Luke 1 where the angel announces to Zechariah that he will have a son. This is not about audacious prayer, but about audacious answers. 3 Traveling Points from Dr. Luke: 1)  This Stuff Really ...

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Tags: advent, answers, audacious, prayer, resurrection, zechariah

In Everything Give Thanks

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Last Sunday, Pastor Ed Allen gave us a Thanksgiving-themed sermon.  Because Thanksgiving has always been a central feature of the lives of Christ's faithful followers. Ephesians 5:1-20 -- First we're given a list of many bad things to avoid.  Then up against them:  ...

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Tags: thanksgiving

Don't Be Drawn Into the Cultural Tidal Wave

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Last week, Deen Salami brought the message.  He spoke about not being conformed to the world (Romans 12:2), using the example of David and Mephibosheth (II Samuel 9). David's Desire was to keep his promise to his best friend Jonathan.  This went against the culture -- to kill any ...

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Tags: culture, david, mephibosheth, transform

God's Financial Plan

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Last week, Pastor Ed Allen preached a second sermon about God's plan for our finances. He began by reading Acts 20:32-35 and reviewed the previous sermon: Our work is critically important and facilitates our ministry. Three enemies of hard work and diligence are: 1)  Sloth (Proverbs ...

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Tags: blessing, finances, giving, god's financial plan

Resurrection and the Life

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On Sunday, John Maulella brought the message, preaching out of John 11 about the resurrection of Lazarus. John got our attention at the start of the message by telling about his mother's sudden death of heart failure when she was 57.  Our lives are a series of losses. So where do we put our ...

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Tags: hope, jesus, lazarus, life, resurrection

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