It is an often overlooked New Testament letter, but it shouldn’t be. The story of Paul’s plea to Philemon in behalf of Onesimus, the runaway slave, is a beautiful demonstration of what we so desperately need, the gift of God’s grace.
The Thanksgiving holiday provides us the opportunity to take stock of just how richly blessed we are, materially and spiritually. It is when we learn the difficult lesson of contentment that we also learn the true meaning of thanksgiving.
As our elders present plans for 2015 this morning, let us resolve to generously support their leadership both spiritually and financially.
The “gift of life,” God’s special gift, is no less beautiful when it is accompanied by illness or weakness, hunger or poverty, mental or physical handicaps, loneliness or old age. Indeed, at these times, human life gains extra splendor as it requires our special care, concern and reverence. It is in and through the weakest…
When life comes at us in both difficult and great ways, what qualities do we need to possess to live as God would have us live?
We love both verses and hymns that assure us of the peace of God offered us in Christ Jesus, our Lord. This evening, we combine the two in a special service designed to encourage us all, especially our students entering exam week.