Sunday, September 25, 2016

Loyalty, Integrity, Strength and Honour

Genesis 39: 1-23 . Joseph in Prison

 With God by our side, we can find the strength to keep our promises and to live with integrity and honour. It is clear in the scripture that God is with Joseph and because of this Joseph is given opportunities and responsibility. Joseph did not give into human desires, even when he was falsely accused and put into jail. Joseph was loyal to God and kept his promises. When we find our purpose, our vocation, our calling, we need to trust in this and stick to the path that God has laid out for us. God will protect us even if it isn't in a way that we expect.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

(Insert Name) made me do it!

Genesis 12:1-9 . The blessing of Abram

 God tells Abram to go, to journey with God toward Negeb. God told Abram that this journey was about going to a place that God would give to Abram, and when he did this God would bless him, and in turn he would then be a blessing for others. When have you been made to do something you didn't want to do and then upon reflection, you realize that it transformed your life, and you are so glad you did it? listen view

Sunday, September 4, 2016

With Bold New Decisions

Joel 2:12-14, 28-29 Return to me with all your heart
Philippians 4: 4-9 Rejoice in the Lord always

The turning of the season is a reminder of the cyclical nature of life and all that life offers. Our roles shift, our priorities shift. It is said in Ecclesiastes that for everything there is a season and a time under heaven. Today is a time to celebrate the past and rejoice in the future and ultimately to ground ourselves in the present. It is time to return to God and feel the spirit being poured out on us as a congregation. In this action, in this re-covenanting, we can move forward with bold new decisions and behold what will arise. listen view