The story of Paul and Ananias teaches us much about healing relational scars. Take your hurt and be honest in the presence of God. Articulate your pain and anger to Him. Allow God to bring His redeeming love into your story. When we are in pain, we pull away from others, the very people God brings into our lives to help us to receive healing. Because Saul was able to receive...
Speaker: Heather Zempel
Scripture: Acts 9:1-7, Acts 9:10, Acts 22:11-17, Psalm 3:7, Psalm 22:1
Topic: Emotional Health
Only by having a proper view of God can we comprehend the reason for suffering. Suffering allows us to comfort others, to learn our own insufficiencies and God's sufficiency. When He gives deliverance, we praise Him.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:1 - 2:17, 2 Corinthians 3:8-10
Easter is the joyful climax of the liturgical year. You can’t top Jesus jumping out of the grave, stomping Satan's ugly head and forgiving our filthy sins. The whole Bible leads up to that amazing, holy moment. Yet here comes Monday, post Easter celebration. Satin banners sagging. Lilies drooping. Extra chairs stowed. Pastors tall and short, old and young, slump in an...
Author: Julie Barrier
I’ve never been a fan of Winnie-the-Pooh. Or Tigger. Or Piglet. Tigger was always too spastic. Piglet too nervous. And Pooh, just too pooh . But Eeyore? He was my kind of guy with his tacked-on tail and gloomy outlook, “Why bother? What’s the point? It doesn’t matter anyway.” As a kid, I had a little stuffed Eeyore. He was made of corduroy and filled with sawdust. (An...
Author: Michele de Miranda