Archives for March 2015

How Should I Live?

by Rev. Paul Helton
Psalm 46 as the final sermon in the Faith@Work mini-series “How Should I Live?”

Songs for March 29 2015

Praise Is Rising (Hosanna)
Paul Baloche
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From The Inside Out
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Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Chris Tomlin
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Chapter 19

by Brian Lindman 3-22-2015

The Tale of Two Sisters

by Rev. Dave Rockness




(this week from Tim Walsh)

How often do you let your bad mood affect your worship, instead of letting your worship affect your bad mood? I don’t know about you, but my emotions are often taskmasters. I struggle to let Truth rule my life. Instead, I tend to let my mood dictate my closeness to, and effectiveness for, Christ.

In Corinthians 10:31, the Holy Spirit writes through Paul, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Paul didn’t just talk the talk. In Acts 14, Paul healed a man lame from birth. The crowd hails Paul as a god and calls him Hermes, the Greek god. Paul quickly corrects them.

15 “Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them. 16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way. 17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” 18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.

Only 2 verses later some Jews from Antioch and Laconium come, win over the crowd that had just praised Paul as a god, and stone him! He is dragged outside the city and left for dead. If ever there was an instance when a person had a good excuse to let their emotions and mood affect their walk with God, this was it. But here’s what happened next:

20 But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe. 21 They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples.

Paul was praised as a god, and he shared the good news. Paul was stoned and left for dead and he shared the good news. May I remember this the next time I let my mood affect my worship and my witness, instead of the other way around.


Prayer: Thank you, Living God for your Word and Paul’s steadfast example of love, no matter what. May we too proclaim the Good News of your son, Jesus, in every and any circumstance.

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