Normally we think that separation means distance. In the case of Jesus' ascension, separation means closeness. Forty days after Jesus rose from the dead he returned to heaven. He is closer to us now. How can that be? Find out when Pastor Lor explains Luke 24:44-53.
What has happened to volunteerism? Does each individual matter to God? Answers to these questions are found in the Apostle Paul2019s journey to Philippi. Learn more from the account of Lydia. Read Acts 16:11-16
Seminary student, Brian Wrobel, son of Steve & Beth Wrobel and St. Paul2019s member encourages us to overcome prejudices in bringing the news of a risen Savior to people around us. The prophet, Jonah, learned that lesson. Read Jonah 4:5-11.
We are tempted to think that once we have come to know Jesus we are at the 201Cend201D of our spiritual lives. The truth is we are just beginning an exciting time of growing in Jesus. Confirmation is a beginning not an end. Learn more this Thursday/Sunday. Read Acts 4:8-12.
Power and humility? Can those two really go together? It maybe doesn2019t seem right that both qualities can go together. After all doesn2019t the quote go 201CPower corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.201D And yet our powerful God chose to humble himself. Instead of making the whole world bow down to him, he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Let2019s look at his Word this Sunday and find out why. Read Mark 1:1-10
When was the last time you really felt a great deal of pressure? When do you feel the most stress? How much stress did Jesus feel before his crucifixion? How can he help us? Find the answers this Sunday. Read Hebrews 5:7-9.
When the nation of Israel was in trouble (and that was quite often) God gave
his chosen and treasured people the message: "Look up and live!" He
invited them to turn to him and believe he would help them just as he
promised. That same message is just as timely and appropriate for you and
me in our personal struggles with sin. God is inviting us to LOOK UP AND
LIVE! May we point our neighbors to that same "Life-or-death-look" as well!
Let's point many others to the supreme emblem of God's mercy, the pole of
Jesus' cross. Read Numbers 21:4-9
We don’t ordinarily think of Jesus swinging a whip. Why was he upset about merchants in the temple court yard? What does this have to do with us? Find out this Sunday. Read John 2:13-22.
This Sunday in Lent we turn our attention to an extreme makeover from the inside out. Not cosmetic surgery, a new wardrobe, but a new you--perfect in God's sight, for Jesus' sake. Paul's words in Romans 5 outlines the before and after picture of you and me so that we understand "God's Extreme Makeover Soul Edition." Read Romans 5:1-11