Healing and Life in Jesus’ Name

April 17, 2016 Scripture Reading: Acts 9:32-43 Luke tells these stories to show how the Holy Spirit is at work in the post-Easter church; how the life-giving ministry of Jesus continues in and through the ministry of the church. He describes these events to encourage the church in its mission in a new time and…

Resurrection and Mission

April 3, 2016 Scripture Reading: John 20:19-31 The Resurrection stories are all mission stories. Nowhere is that clearer than in this one. The story is not just about Jesus who is risen and appears to his disciples to prove the resurrection; it is also about the disciples, Jesus’ followers, whom he sends into the world…

Struggling with sin

March 20, 2016 Scripture Reading: Romans 7:1-25 Romans 7 deals with one of the biggest and saddest conundrums in the life of faith - the persistent, pervasive, and stubborn presence of sin in our lives. It is also our greatest frustration and the reason for much pain. Verse 21: “When I want to do good evil…