When Not Enough Becomes More Than Enough
The feeding of the 5000 is the only “sign” that is found in all four Gospels. What makes this miracle so important? Here are my thoughts.
Water to Wine
Signs #1: Water to Wine
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Small Group Questions:
Obedience calls us to seek life from the source, the One who is the Source of Life.
1. What does Jesus’ response to His mother reveal about His priorities and mission?
2. According to this passage, who was aware of the miracle? Who did it cause to believe? What surprises you about the response to the miracle most?
3. In what area of your life, do you most need to walk in obedience.
4. How has God been making all things new for you in the last week?
You might be wondering, “Who will win the Super Bowl?
Will it be the Eagles, or the Chiefs? Oddsmakers have a heyday with all kinds of predictions about the Superbowl and even the half-time show.
Most likely, there are greater uncertainties occupying your thoughts and impacting your emotions. The game is nice diversion, but there are greater things that keep people awake at night.
According to nearly every study on worry, money, the future, and job security are people’s BIGGEST worries. Right now in our area, many people are losing their jobs (Microsoft, […]
Community will be a source of hurt in your life, but it also is your source of true healing. This is a challenging reality. People hurt people, but people are also our healers. Don’t withdraw or isolate. God’s Presence is our home, and we encounter God’s Presence through one another. “You are the body of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:27) “Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I am in your midst.”
Serve Joyfully and Give Generously
This is from New Life Church. Pastors Matt & Heidi Messner
While mine is touted as one of the first words a child learns, we also see from a very young age, children often have a generous spirit…wanting to engage in the world around them, sharing in and with others. Yet we tend to grasp onto things more and more tightly and determine what is mine and what is someone else’s as we grow, often having the mentality “what’s mine is mine and what’s yours should be mine.”
M: As adults, generosity is a challenge for us. We hold to what […]
Installation Service – This Sunday
Happy New Year! After over twelve years in California, it was nice to not have to travel this past Christmas. The weeks have been flying by since we moved back to the Puget Sound area.
Heidi and I are excited to invite you to our installation service as the new Lead Pastors of New Life Church in Everett.
For nearly twelve weeks we have been serving as “Interim Lead Pastors”, but this past weekend the church made the following announcement: “As your Pastoral & Leadership Team, it is with joy and anticipation that we stand in agreement with the decision of […]