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Faithfulness

Analyzing the reasons for what appear to be our successes or failures can be risky. Results don’t always tell the whole story. Since difficult circumstances are sometimes the result of God’s corrective discipline, and sometimes the result of sinful choices by myself or others, it is good to develop a life of faith and faithfulness, regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves. (Steve Tulloch speaking)

Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19, Jeremiah 23:23-29, Psalm 82, Hebrews 11:29-12:2, Luke 12:49-56

Seeing From a Distance

In one sense, faith marks the very beginning of the spiritual life, and in another sense, it can only be gained after a lifetime of experiences. If we consider the long line of men and women who have held faith as their companion, we have good reason to believe that this gift can be ours as well. (Brandon Malo speaking)

Readings: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40

Know When to Let Go

We live in a world where accumulation is a goal that most of us are taught to strive for. But as difficult as it is to stop the pursuit of more, it can be just as much of a struggle to let go of the things we already have – even if holding on to them is causing us harm. (Brandon Malo speaking, with our intern, Brandon Richardson)

Readings: Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21