March 2016

“A Joy-Filled Spiritual House” 3/27/16 1 Peter 2:1-10; John 20:1-18 by Rev. Laurie Williams

By |March 28th, 2016|Sermons|

           “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!”  That is a perfect verse for our resurrection day.  We recited it together in our responsive Psalm 118 reading a few minutes ago.  Rejoice as in be joyful or joy-filled.  Glad, as in the happiest day of all days for Christ died for us and rose again so that we will have eternal life with God, now and beyond our earthly existence.  Biblically speaking, joy and happiness are joined.  Sometimes Christians are taught that joy in the Lord is right and good but that happiness is a worldly pursuit.  Yet, there are several places in scripture that join those two emotions, such as in Jeremiah chapter 31: “I will turn their mourning into joy. . . and bring happiness out of grief.”  The two are also found together in the Old Testament book of Esther: “For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.”    […]

October 2015

Little People: God Speaks His Love to Broken Hearts

By |October 26th, 2015|Devotional Articles|

by Jeanette Levellie I’d had one of those days that you don’t even wish on your grumpy landlord. My computer wasn’t talking to my printer. After two hours on the phone, they were friends again, but then the printer jammed. And the phone wasn't working right. Yep, one of those days. And those days seemed [...]

July 2015

Two Love Stories

By |July 9th, 2015|Sermons|

By Reverend Rodger Allen Luke 15: 11-32; Luke 10: 25-37 The Gospel of Luke, in the order in which the New Testament is arranged, is the third of four gospels. Four accounts of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  Some material in the gospels is common to all four accounts; some material you find [...]