Archive for March, 2011

Murder in the Church

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Lenten Devotional Series Day 23. Today’s meditation is on 1 John 3:10-15. John writes, “Do not be surprised that the world hates you.”  Why would the world hate Christians?  (more…)

Murder Begins in the Heart

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Lenten Devotional Series Day 22. Today’s meditation is on Matthew 5:21-26.
Jesus said, "[21] You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ [22] But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable toRead More....

Cultivating the Art of Christian Friendship

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Lenten Devotional Series Day 21. Today’s meditation is on the sixth commandment, "You shall not murder," found in Exodus 20:13. The sixth commandment forbids doing any harm to one of God’s image-bearers. But implicit within its prohibition is also the call to do all things necessary to love my neighbor, including to protect and defend her and help her flourish. Read More....

Sermon: “Prayer is the Battle” – Luke 22:39-62

Monday, March 28th, 2011
Aaron Damiani preached a sermon entitled "Prayer is the Battle" based in Luke 22:39-62 on March 27, 2011.  You can download or listen here.  In his sermon, Aaron mentions a sheet that was handed out during service.  On that sheet was written the following:

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Thou Shalt Not Murder… Anyone

Monday, March 28th, 2011
Lenten Devotional Series Day 20. Today’s meditation is on the sixth commandment, "You shall not murder," found in Exodus 20:13. The sixth commandment is rooted in the imago Dei (image of God). Because humans are made in God’s image, we owe special love and respect to one another, over and beyond the respect we owe to other creatures. Read More....

Sermon: How to Excel as a Leader – Luke 22:24-38

Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Matthew Mason preached a sermon entitled "How to Excel as a Leader" based on Luke 22:24-38 on March 20, 2011.  You can download or listen here.

Having the Faith of a Child

Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Lenten Devotional Series Day 19. Today’s meditation is on Luke 18:15-43. Jesus loves our children. Even the tiniest ones. He loves them in the womb, he loves them in their mother’s arms. He loves them even when they start running around, getting under our feet, and fighting with their siblings. He loves them, and he wants us to bring them to him. In fact, only Read More....

Seeing our Parents through God’s Eyes

Saturday, March 26th, 2011
Lenten Devotional Series Day 18. Today’s meditation is on the fifth commandment (Exodus 20:12), "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." A year and a half ago, I lost my mother to breast cancer. Six months after that, my dad was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma. Six weeks ago, his cancer tooRead More....

Respect Authority, Honor the Lord

Friday, March 25th, 2011
Lenten Devotional Series Day 17. Today’s meditation is on the fifth commandment (Exodus 20:12), "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." The commandment to honor father and mother makes plenty of sense for children. But what use is it for adults? How could it be anything more than an artifact of bygone patRead More....

Finding Time for the Fourth Commandment

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Lenten Devotional Series Day 16. Today’s meditation is on Exodus 18:13-27. Doesn't the fourth commandment seems antiquated in the modern world? We're too busy for Sabbath-keeping; there aren’t enough hours in the day. But God made time—and us. Is his purpose in this commandment merely to confirm and demonstrate our own sinfulness? Or does he genuinely intend for us to keep itRead More....