October 3, 2022

Speaking of Life 4046 | Good Gift

Our loving Father is generous, and the goodness we experience is a gift from his hand. Although it is always a joy to receive material gifts, let us always be reminded that the greatest gift God gives us, through his son Jesus, is himself.
October 2, 2022

Our Faith and the Faithfulness of Christ

Text: Luke 17:1-10
Joe Blagg
Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
September 26, 2022

Speaking of Life 4045 | Our Inadequacy

We can easily feel down or discouraged when we try our best to plan something and it doesn’t go the way we wanted it to or not a lot of people have shown interest. Timothy had a similar feeling when he thought he was too young to work with the mature elders of the church. Paul encourages Timothy that through the Spirit we are empowered to minister with Christ. God is not looking for perfection but for our participation. In Christ, we already have every good and perfect thing we need.
September 25, 2022

The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man

Text: Luke 16:19-31
Tony Raney
Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
September 19, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4044 │ The Investment of Contentment

Giving into desires fore can fuel an appetite for greed, that will never be satisfied. In Christ, we receive every blessing we need for a life of contentment.
September 18, 2022

The Parable of the Unjust Manager

Text: Luke 16:1-13
Tony Raney
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
September 12, 2022

Speaking of Life 4043 | The Myth of Isolation

From social issues to personal problems to natural calamities, there’s not a day that we don’t hear bad news. We ask, where is God when the worst could happen? In a broken world, remain in the truth that you are never alone. Jesus knows who you are and he fully knows what you are going through. He is always here with us, surrounding us with love and light even when everything else seems broken and dark.
September 11, 2022

Lost and Found

Text: Luke 15:1-10
Tony Raney
Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
September 5, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4042 │ Loving Us Out of Lostness

If you like doing jigsaw puzzles, there is no greater satisfaction than putting in the one last piece that completes the puzzle. But what happens when that last piece is lost? A similar story in the book of Luke talks about a woman who lost her coin and looked insistently until she found it. Just like the woman, God will continue to seek us until we are found and back in his everlasting arms.
September 4, 2022

Love God First

Text: Luke 14:25-33
Joe Blagg
Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 29, 2022

Speaking of Life 4041 | Refresh the Hearts of the Saints

“Forgive and forget”, is a lot easier said than done. In Jesus, we have a reconciler who carries us through the process of restoring relationships.
August 28, 2022

Jesus at the Dinner Table

Text: Luke 14:1-14
Tony Raney
Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
August 22, 2022

Speaking of Life Script 4040 | Living Your Best Life

“Don’t settle for less!” A phrase that we usually hear when we try to aim for the best. But the question is, are we settling for what we think is best for us? Or do we entirely trust the One who has created everything in existence? Jeremiah tells us that Christ is the fountain of living water. The water from which all blessings flow. The water that quenches every thirst. If you ever think that you’re not living the best of life, know that in Christ we have every spiritual blessing. 
August 21, 2022

Straightened Up In Jesus Christ

Text: Luke 13:10-17
Tony Raney
Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
August 15, 2022

Speaking of Life 4039 | Remembering God’s Goodness

We’ve all had the experience of forgetting something important at home. Everything can get chaotic when we’re preoccupied thinking about the pile of tasks and deadlines that we still have and want to do. King David reminds us that if we ever feel buried in problems we have an awesome God who will carry us out of that pit and restore us with his everlasting love and compassion.
August 14, 2022

Living in a Divided World

Text: Luke 12:49-56
Tony Raney
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 8, 2022

Speaking of Life Script 4038 | Wrong-Way Drivers

Have you ever experienced where you were the only one headed in the opposite direction where everyone else was going to? Our journey could be like that sometimes when we are confused, lost, or afraid. Because we have Jesus, we don’t have to worry about tomorrow and completely trust him where he leads us next.
August 7, 2022

Living In Our Father's Joy

Text: Luke 12:32-40; James 1:17; Revelation 19:6-9
Joe Blagg
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
August 1, 2022

Speaking of Life 4037 | Invisible Reality

If you’ve never seen a tree, it would be very difficult to comprehend what it is even if it was described to you. Similar to this illustration, Jesus reveals to us who the Father, Son, and Spirit truly is. Even when we cannot fully grasp what is happening in our reality, let us continue to live with faith in Christ and experience his full glory.
July 31, 2022

Rich Toward God

Text: Luke 12:1,13-21
Tony Raney
Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
July 24, 2022

Thoughts On Prayer

Text: Luke 11:1-13
Tony Raney
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
July 17, 2022

Life in Relationship

Text: Colossians 1:15-28
Tony Raney
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
July 10, 2022

A Modern Day Connection to Amos

Tony Raney
Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
July 3, 2022

Sharing the Peace of Jesus

Text: Luke 10:1-11
Joe Blagg
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost