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I Want to Believe, BUT…

If you are a believer in Jesus, there are probably some things that bother you about your faith--some questions you can't answer, some things you can't explain, some realities you don't understand. You have committed yourself to follow Jesus and have put your faith in...

Your Own Elevator to God

Last Sunday, we talked about Theresé of Lisieux and her desire to find some way for her to ascend in her faith even though she felt that she was a small soul (an "elevator"). Theresé decided that love--loving others--would be her way to grow in her holiness. (You can...

Does Jesus Cause Conflict?

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword." -Jesus Matthew 10.34 Hey, isn't Jesus called the Prince of Peace? And in John 14, Jesus says this: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give...

“No Fear”

This week we conclude our study, “Ancient Wisdom for Today”. Our psalm this week is Psalm 27. Fear is one of the most paralyzing emotions that humans face. In Psalm 27, David explores the relationship between faith and fear, and gives us some ideas on how to respond...

“Best Friends Make the Worst Enemies”

Our psalm this week is Psalm 55. It is a psalm of David and it is about being betrayed/hurt by a friend. This is one of the most painful things we can experience. We let someone in to our life and they reward our friendship with betrayal. In Psalm 55, we can learn...

“How Does Prayer Work?”

  This week we continue our study, “Ancient Wisdom for Today”. Our psalm this week is Psalm 86. Psalm 86 brings us back to the subject of prayer. Is prayer primarily about getting things from God? If so, does it help to make a deal with God? If not, what is prayer...