Labor Day - its history is to celebrate the work that has been done by workers in our nation. From the beginning of time God has called mankind to work. We have been called to tend to the earth, to care for it, to cultivate it, to subdue it and harvest it. Yet, there is greater work that remains: it is the work of ministry, it is the work - and I mean work - of Love, and the work of forgiveness. - 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:11
Much is called out of us in this life - and when more is called out of us, more must happen within us. God desires our faithfulness more than our effectiveness. He desires us to live a life of ongoing preparedness and preparation. Join us as we hear from our High School Envision Providence Mission Team. - 2 Timothy 4:1-2
Symbols are everywhere. We see golden arches, bitten apples, and bowties in front of vehicles, all pointing to a "brand." Symbols suggest belonging, from the HP on my laptop to the TREK shield on my bicycle, these images connect people to things, things to people, and people to people.
The same is true with Jesus. We belong to Him, and in belonging to Him, He commands us to align with a symbol--something that publicly displays that, we...I...am a Christian. That symbol is baptism. If baptism is like a symbol, then let me be branded as a follower of Christ! - 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
The long awaited day has come. Everything is set. All has been prepared. It is time. Behold the Lamb and His Bride! - Revelation 21:1-27
We are heading for the end. As we have navigated through Revelation we are on the cusp of encountering the prize! As we press on to our finish in Revelation we will be taking a one week detour to engage in what Paul has to say about focusing on the Prize that is set before us! This makes winning an Olympic Gold Medal seem like winning a chocolate chip cookie! - Philippians 3