October 13 - All That Is Meaningful
We continually seek meaningful opportunities to speak about His mysterious plan concerning Christ. Struggles and challenges abound, not only in the lives of others, but in our own lives as well. Yet we are a part of His Church - His Bride - His Body of Believers, and through His Church God will continue to proclaim Jesus Christ.
Readings: Col. 4:2-18, John 17:1-8
October 20- Persistence
In our readings today we find examples of persistence. God certainly invites us to be persistent in prayer, persistent in seeking His blessing, persistent in service to Him and His people. But what if we find that we have been persistent in the wrong things? What if we find that we have stubbornly refused to listen or be redirected by Him? Our stubborn or persistent actions can be praised, or criticized, depending on the situation. But His persistence is what we truly praise. His persistent love, direction and forgiveness is what we so desperately need.
Readings: Genesis 32:22-30, Luke 18: 1-8
October 27- Reformation
It would be a mistake to think that God “reformed” His Church 500 years ago and then just stepped back and left her alone. The truth is, God continues the process of reforming His Church, so that His Bride would continue to the place where His people are gathered and sent. But don’t be confused, God’s priority isn’t about “reforming” buildings or programs, but His priority is about reforming you.
Readings: Revelation 14:6-7, Matthew 11:12-19