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Jesus’ Additional Teachings on Prayer

Matthew 6:5-8 The Reading “Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward. But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. When you pray, don’t babble like the Gentiles,…

Worship With Us: All The Way My Savior Leads Me

In times of uncertainty, we can trust that God will continue to guide us. Worship with us in singing and praise led by worship leader Jon Knauss. CCLI Song # 5203268 Chris Tomlin | Fanny Jane Crosby | Matt Redman © 2008 sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Vamos Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) CCLI License # 642845

Navigating the Quarantine and Our Unmet Needs

In this pandemic, we are all feeling a lack of some basic needs being met, hence we may feel negative emotions of isolation, anger, hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety, and fear. We are in search of homeostasis, as the ability to connect with each other safely- in person- is temporarily on hold. We were told by our President and his COVID-19 team we have another 30 days to stay at home and do our part in not spreading the virus. We agree…

The Importance of Setting Structure in Your Day During a Pandemic

I’d like to share with you how to set structure in your daily lives as we live within the tension of the world which suddenly has little structure in it—with businesses and schools and institutions closed temporarily and where social distancing is put into practice during this pandemic. Daniel Seigel, a world renown neuroscience expert, gives info from his concept called  “Healthy  Mind Platter ” which asks, What is the diet of the day? I’ve included his seven suggestions below…

Deliverance from Temptation

The Reading “Therefore, you should pray like this…And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Matthew 6:13) Reflection Many ideas in the Bible are expressed as couplets: two concepts that mean the same thing but are stated in different ways. Such is the case with this statement in the Lord’s Prayer. Jesus is instructing us to ask for deliverance from Satan; otherwise, we will undoubtedly fall into temptation. We should note that Jesus assumes…