Reading the gospels, Jesus seems to know quite a variety of things. He understood the basics of baking: that yeast leavens and transforms flour from flatbread to a raised loaf. Jesus knew about nature, seedtime & harvest; that human effort, put into sowing seeds and tending plants, reaps a harvest
Reading the gospels, Jesus seems to know quite a variety of things. Think of any encounter that Jesus has in the stories of the gospels. Jesus seems to love engaging and interacting with people. The Rev Rob Stewart talks about this knowledge and love for others in this week’s Vital Signs update.
At a recent confab on Congregational Vitality, Diane Moffett president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency asked how followers of Jesus are doing in this season of a deadly pandemic, and then reminded us that, “Death is a comma, not a period.”
At a recent confab on Congregational Vitality, Diane Moffett president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency asked how followers of Jesus are doing in this season of a deadly pandemic, and then reminded us that, “Death is a comma, not a period.” “Death is a comma, not a
What do Abraham, Ruth, and Jesus have in common? They lived through a time of in-between. Ruth gave up her identity as a Moabite, leaving her family and joining Naomi in a new culture. After a period of living in a new culture wondering what her future would bring, she
One of the weakest ministries and missions in the presbytery is the congregation and community service center on Mt. Vernon Avenue in San Bernardino. For twenty years the presbytery and congregation have tried to get residential, steady pastoral leadership for the congregation, El Buen Pastor. (They worship and serve in
A Forward-Thinking Outlook On
Living A Life In Christ
The church isn't a building or an institution. It is the people of the congregations that are the church, and the church must spread The Gospel as far as possible.
The children of God need to be cared for, no matter their lot in life. As servants of Christ, we are called to shelter them, nurture them, and provide spiritual fellowship to them.
We bring all members of the church into the sacred space of worship, allowing the Holy Spirit to move fully through the body of Christ.
The Divine Truth is available for all, but it is through interaction with it, discussion about it, and practical application of it that our lives are made whole through God.
Followers of Christ are called to serve their neighbors. Through "radical neighboring" we find the ways that the body of Christ around us is being underserved and offer what we can.
Christ called us to prepare the Kingdom of Heaven. God calls us to demonstrate what that looks like to the world through our actions.