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29 04, 2016

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016. Read Matthew 7:21-22

2016-04-19T21:56:06-05:00April 29th, 2016|

For each one of us… no matter which master we profess to follow, or who we call “Lord,” the question we have to face is, “Do we walk the walk or just talk the talk?” If any of us were ever arrested for being Christians, would there be enough evidence to convict us, as one [...]

28 04, 2016

THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016. Read John 15:5-11

2016-04-19T21:53:40-05:00April 28th, 2016|

What is your understanding of the meaning of the word “abide”? Does it seem active or passive? Do you consider yourself an “abider” by nature? Abiding in Jesus – staying close to him and following his teachings every day – is a challenging call at times. We find our allegiances tested by many different forces [...]

27 04, 2016

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016. Read Hebrews 13:1-3

2018-12-07T15:05:37-06:00April 27th, 2016|

Certainly one of the great strengths of Heritage UMC is the hospitality that is regularly demonstrated here. People mention this again and again whenever I have a chance to ask the question, “What drew you to Heritage?” What does hospitality mean to you? Is it anything deeper than smiling at a new person or going [...]

26 04, 2016

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016. Read Matthew 28:16-20

2016-04-19T21:51:52-05:00April 26th, 2016|

This passage is Jesus’ clearest command to his remaining disciples of what his expectations are for them following his ascension to heaven. In these powerful words he is calling ALL of us to be not just disciples (those who follow the teacher), but also apostles (those who actively spread the Good News). How do you [...]

25 04, 2016

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016. Read Isaiah 55:6-11

2016-04-19T21:51:00-05:00April 25th, 2016|

Stop for a minute and think about what it must be like to live in a parched, dry place… to scan the sky every day for any sign of rain; especially if you are a farmer and depend on rain for your livelihood. That rain, when it ultimately comes, is greeted as precious, life-giving treasure. [...]

22 04, 2016

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016. Read James 5:13-20

2016-04-13T20:12:59-05:00April 22nd, 2016|

It is easy to lose sight sometimes of the central focus of our life as a body of people. The gift of community is a miraculous and amazing thing, as this passage of scripture reminds us. Have you ever had the opportunity to receive prayers from the congregation, or to offer your prayers for someone [...]

21 04, 2016

THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016. Read Matthew 18:15-17

2016-04-13T20:12:21-05:00April 21st, 2016|

The prescription we read here from Jesus describes his remedy for resolving differences in the life of the church. How effective does this approach sound to you? Have you seen it employed? What might keep someone from using this method? It is certainly surprising to note that there is a point at which there is [...]

20 04, 2016

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016. Read 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

2016-04-13T20:10:59-05:00April 20th, 2016|

When we look around today at some of the dissention and disagreements that occur in the church, we might imagine that we are the first generation of people to encounter such conflict. But as you can see from this passage, Paul had more than his share of dissention in the church to deal with. What [...]

19 04, 2016

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016. Read Ephesians 4:1-6

2016-04-13T20:10:11-05:00April 19th, 2016|

Have you ever had the opportunity to step back – in the middle of a heated disagreement – and think to yourself, “This is really silly. The thing we are arguing about is really not that important at all”? Rumor has it that this is a thought that happens in the middle of many marital [...]

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