Merging Lives…
He Smiled @ Me

He Smiled @ Me

December 24, 2018

The Little Drummer Boy may be a fictional narrative...or perhaps it is a parable on how we are called to live our life. What may seem so worthless to us is most valuable and precious to Him! So...bang your drum!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Producing the Harvest #3

Producing the Harvest #3

December 23, 2018

Producing the harvest that will feed the world with the LOVE of Christ...

"An angel of the Lord appeared to them saying, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great JOY for all the people.' ...Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth PEACE to those on whom his favor rests.'”

In Jesus' birth announcement, the angels proclaimed that PEACE had arrived on earth. In John 14, approaching the fulfillment of His vision, mission, and purpose, Jesus offers His PEACE to the disciples and to all who would later choose to follow Him. He is the ultimate source of LOVE, and LOVE changes everything! His LOVE opens us to true JOY. And His JOY opens us to His PEACE...

 

Producing the Harvest #2

Producing the Harvest #2

December 16, 2018

Jesus reminds us that the only way to experience complete JOY is when we remain/abide/dwell in His unconditional & never-ending LOVE. Perhaps the only way to experience true PEACE is to abide in the JOY of God's unconditional & never-ending LOVE...

What if the Fruit of the Spirit (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control) is like a Russian nesting doll? What if it is like a "progressive package" deal where we must fully open and accept the first one before we are able to open and experience the next one...then the next one...& the next one...?

 

Producing the Harvest (Part 1)

Producing the Harvest (Part 1)

December 9, 2018

Finally, the last section of the series! From where does the Fruit of the harvest come? What is the ultimate purpose of the Fruit of the harvest? How does THAT "feed the world with the love of Christ"?

Our true freedom in Christ can only be experienced as we live together, in community, for the sake of others. Listen in as we close out this series challenging us to live out our created purpose as individuals and then collectively as the Church.