Prayer is Disappointing Because We Want Action

Many of you know I am a road biker.  I really enjoy riding on the country roads on my bike.  If you follow me on Instagram, you see the pictures I post when I ride.  What’s funny about riding, it’s more detailed than you might think.  It’s not like when I was a kid when I jumped on my bike to do my paper route.  There is a way to ride that makes riding so much fun.  And . . . Read More »

Colossians – Choosing To Put On Love and Honor Christ In All We Do

Last week Ken really challenged us, didn’t he?  Now, to be fair, he told you going in that it was going to be something we have come to call a “no-hug” Sunday around here, so you were warned that it was going to be a challenging Sunday!  But that really has me thinking as I listened to his talk last week, as he worked his way through some of the practical choices Paul wants us to make as . . . Read More »

Let’s Get Real

Welcome back to our big summer Bible study on Colossians!  Before we even talk about where we have been so far or where we are going today, I would like to ask you something.  Now I’m not sure it’s the easiest question to answer, but it’s something that hopefully gets you thinking as we start to study scripture today.  So, here’s my question…What is your real life according to Scripture?  What makes all of this God stuff, and . . . Read More »

Religion vs. Relationship: what is the difference?

Remember what Sam said a couple weeks ago?  He said digital media experts say that we are being bombarded with over 5,000 digital messages a day.  I want you to think about that.  With all those messages filling the real estate in our brains, how in the world can you hear God’s voice?  How can we know what is in God’s heart each day?   The answer is, we can’t.  Unless we are purposely pulling away from culture and . . . Read More »

Actively Walking With Christ

Welcome back everyone to our Summer Bible Study on Colossians.  We hope that you are enjoying this series as much as we are as we dive deeper and deeper into this letter from Paul.  We hope that you are not only enjoying it, but that you are really slowing down, and reading through the scriptures in a way that you can understand and personalize what Paul is writing to us all.  That is such a big deal, that . . . Read More »