In one way or another, prejudice has dominated human culture for thousands of years. Because prejudice is an internal characteristic, it is often hard to detect it until it has had time to develop and finally show itself in our words or actions. As Christians, can we be shielded from prejudice? Do the scriptures teach us how to avoid it or how to remedy its effects? Is prejudice ever a good thing? Stay with us this morning as we plunge into this wildly difficult topic and try to get a grip on a true Christian perspective.
Once again we approach another anniversary of our country’s freedom. There will be fireworks, picnics, cookouts, family and friends. There will be volleyball, baseball, swimming and sandy beaches. All of these are as a result of the freedom we experience by living where we live. Freedom – because we have it, we can easily take it for granted. What is freedom and what does it mean to you? Stay with us as we look for the answer to that question through history, through the Bible and through your eyes...
The Avengers movie has been a box office sensation, breaking all kinds of records. Why? Good movie, good story, good special effects and (wait for it!) superheroes...lots of superheroes! We all love looking up to those who will stand for what’s right and save the world. We all especially love the fact that these heroes, while super, are flawed as well and they still fight for what is right! Does God’s plan for humanity include such heroes? Who would they be? What would they do? Would they – could they - save the world? Stay with us!
It was some 2,000 years ago that the world was changed by the faithful, selfless and courageous actions of one man. It is today, as we do every year, that we celebrate this gift of life that Jesus gave us. Come and spend some time with us as we stop, look and listen to a portion of his story – the greatest story of the greatest life ever lived.
The events of the Sunday before Jesus’ crucifixion were monumental. They not only began the culminating process for the greatest human life ever lived, they also retold the story of the ancient Passover and gave it a world-wide meaning. Stay with us as we look into all of the pieces of the Passover, Palm Sunday and the road Jesus walked to sacrifice his own life for our deliverance.
We are fortunate to live in a country where the stated core belief is that all men are created equal. With such a basis, it is theoretically much easier to identify and condemn the domination of one over another against their will. Yet, slavery in many forms not only has existed for most all of history, it continues to exist in this age of enlightenment. The Bible is full of examples of slavery and full of God’s seeming acceptance of this practice. So, does God support the idea of slavery? Stay with us as we endeavor to unravel this very tricky and emotional topic!
So, Valentine’s day is just a few days away. Another opportunity to outwardly express your love and devotion to that special someone. What if every day was such an opportunity? What if we, instead of using a holiday as an excuse to be self-absorbed for the other 364 days of the year, what if we used each day of the year as a reason to outwardly express our true devotion to that special someone? Stay with us as we look into love and marriage and the truly unique and important role they play in our lives!
Lots of people buy lottery tickets, in hopes of striking it rich, in hopes of ending their financial worries for the rest of their days. So, here are some questions: Is the Gospel – the good news of Jesus Christ - synonymous with buying lottery tickets? Is one of the purposes of the Gospel to bless you by sending financial wealth your way? Should money be one of the centerpieces? Some believe so and others say absolutely not! Stay with us as we discuss money, the Gospel and you!
Christmas is here! It is the time for celebration and food and decoration and gifts and parties and time off from work and football and TV specials and Christmas songs and holiday cheer and holly and mistletoe and shopping and spending money and Santa Claus and elves and snow!!! Whew! By the way, if you can put all of that aside, it is really the time for deep heartfelt thankfulness, for it is the time that we give honor to the birth of the most important, most courageous, most loving, most wise and most humble man to have ever lived. The man Christ Jesus – our savior and Lord! Stay with us for a VERY SPECIAL two hours of praise and thanks!
Its true meaning is practically forgotten these days. Why, with all of the fun costumes and excitement of Halloween just a few weeks in the past and with all of the gift buying, decorations, songs movies and glitter of Christmas in just a few more weeks, this holiday, almost by a perceived necessity has been reduced to a Thursday off where families get together to eat a lot, watch football and prepare for the biggest shopping day of the year on Friday. This holiday is Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday, and it has already come and gone. The question is, did Thanksgiving have an effect on you (besides overeating) that has the capacity to literally change your life? Stay with us as we examine Thanksgiving and its true, life changing meaning.