Strengthening Our Core

WORSHIP AT HOME | JANUARY 17

In our physical bodies, it takes a strong core to be steady and to find balance. The same is true in our spiritual life. When we focus on our center – when we focus on Jesus who IS our Center – our spirits are steadied and our lives are strong. In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul’s description of the Church, of the family of God, sounds to me like the ultimate “fixer-upper” – an open concept renovation where walls of hostility come down, where peace is built into the very walls of the house and unity is found in the strong header beam that holds everything together.

  • What walls of hostility need to come down in your life to make room for God’s Spirit?
  • Where do you have opportunity to be a peace-maker?

WORSHIP AT HOME | JANUARY 10

“You were dead…” That is a pretty severe diagnosis. Is it possible that we are dead and don’t realize it? Our scripture for today helps us recognize our spiritual condition and offers good news.

WORSHIP AT HOME | JANUARY 3

Have you ever experienced the childhood embarrassment and pain of being the last one chosen? Or, the adult-sized hurt, and agony of being rejected and not being chosen at all? To be chosen, wanted, loved, is a core desire, a longing of the heart. God loves you and chose you before God spoke the universe into existence, and has chosen and purposed you to be the light of hope in the darkness of the despair that so many people are living in right now. True love is a choice and our love of God is the only true gift we can offer to God.

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