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You Are Above All

You Are Above All

God invites us to authentically express what we’re feeling when we ponder life’s realities. Many of these expressions are recorded for us in the Psalms—the songbook of the Bible. Psalm 8 is a Psalm of praise. In it, David encourages us to instinctively look up and...

Hidden for All to See

Hidden for All to See

The arrival of God to earth could have been the most extravagant welcome ever seen—an all-out effort for an over-the-top celebration. But it didn’t happen that way. A few private announcements confirmed the arrival of Jesus, the long-awaited Messiah. But the Savior’s...

Kids Experience July 5

Kids Experience July 5

God's love for us is a gift.God’s love for us is a gift. It’s not something we could ever earn. It isn’t based on anything WE’VE done. It’s all about what HE’S done for us!  This is why God sent Jesus. This is why Jesus died on the cross. When we put our faith in...

All We Need

All We Need

All We Need For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ...

April 19 Experience

April 19 Experience

Jesus is the example.Jesus is the very BEST example of humility. He gave up everything to come to earth and save us!  After Jesus died and came to life again, people talked about what He did. They talked about the way He treated people—with love and compassion. They...

Love140

Love140

Churches United in Serving Churches along 140 and Reisterstown Road collaboratively responding to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. See how you can get involved at Love140.us. Participating Churches If your church is not listed but would like to participate,...

Imitators

Imitators

Imitators Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. I Corinthians 11:1 o you ever feel like you got this Jesus follower thing under control? Do ever feel like, your relationship with Him is real and authentic and your life is bearing fruit?...

A Love Letter

A Love Letter

A Love Letter 1 John 4:7-21 appy Valentine's Day! I started to write this week and realized that God's love letter to us speaks more eloquently than any words I could put to paper. Two truths stuck out to me as I read the following verses: 1) God...

Lovingkindness and Truth

Lovingkindness and Truth

Lovingkindness and Truth Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me. Psalm 40:11 ecently I read through the book of Psalms and was struck by how many times the psalmist pairs the two words lovingkindness and truth. In addition...

Fooled by an Impostor

Fooled by an Impostor

Fooled by an Impostor For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for  each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. Luke 6:43-44 s a...

Wisdom Literature

Wisdom Literature

The term “Wisdom Literature” acts as a large umbrella covering a wide scope of writings found in the Bible. It includes prayers, songs, proverbs, stories, romance, philosophy and lament. Some of these works deal with great universal questions of meaning and purpose...

Things Happen When We Love

Things Happen When We Love

One of the last things Jesus told his disciples was that they should love one another the way he loved them. It sounds really good, and it is. But how did Jesus love his disciples, and what does that mean for how we love others? Great things happen when we love....

Things Happen When We Give

Things Happen When We Give

It seems like money is an obsession in our culture. Whether it’s lottery winners or superstars with giant contracts, many people are fascinated by those who “have it all.” Our view of money says a lot about us. And God’s view of money says a lot about God. While money...

Invests Relationally

Invests Relationally

Relationships are central to the Christian Faith. The two greatest commandments in all of scripture are rooted in relationship – love God, love others. Jesus said that all of the words and laws of the Bible could be reduced to our need to love God and others. Indeed,...

The Father

The Father

In Jesus’ story of two lost and wasteful sons there is a character is who far more wasteful and who willingly loses whatever is necessary – the Father. In response to the rejection and rebellion of his sons, the father answers with extravagant self-sacrificing love...

The Younger Son

The Younger Son

The Parable of the Prodigal Son centers around the younger of two sons who turns his back on his father and his family to pursue his own freedom and happiness. His journey of rebellion, self-destruction, awakening, return, and redemption represents the very heart of...

Love Stories

Love Stories

It’s easy to say that we love someone or a group of people and it’s good and right to communicate that love with our words. Putting that love into action, however, can be challenging at times. If we don’t demonstrate our love in our actions, our words about love...

Relationships of Jesus – Week 2

Relationships of Jesus – Week 2

Week 2: The Marginalized and Excluded This week, we learn that: Jesus overcame fear-based exclusion with love and compassion. What we assume about suffering determines our response to it. We have to see our prejudices and their consequences before we can overcome...

The Miracles of Jesus – 6 – God of Life

The Miracles of Jesus – 6 – God of Life

This week, we will complete our study on the Miracles of Jesus, looking at the story Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.  Lazarus and his sisters, Martha and Mary, were dear friends of Jesus, and his response to their call for help and his interactions with them as...

The Miracles of Jesus – 1 – God of Creation

The Miracles of Jesus – 1 – God of Creation

This week we’ll begin our study by looking at Jesus very first miracle at the Wedding at Cana. We’ll look at what He did – a miracle of creation – and think about why He did it and what it meant to those he was serving. We’ll also discuss what that means for us as we...

God Is Community

God Is Community

The Doctrine of the Trinity – that God is One in Essence and Three in Person – is one of the most ancient and well established beliefs in Christianity. While it is perplexing, mysterious, and often confusing, it is far from irrelevant. God’s simultaneous unity and...