4/2 - Consumer Church
Our consumer mentality often carries over into how people search for a church. They look for programs, ministries and niceties which appeal to them. In turn, many churches focus on offering things which will attract people. Certainly, a church is to offer something to the world, but what exactly is a church to offer?
4/16 - Why is Your World the Way...
Crime and immoral behavior of all kinds seem to be spiraling out of control. What is going on? What has changed? The apostle Paul describes a world which has rejected God, and has been left by God to its own devices. The description given in scripture certainly describes what we see happening now. It all seems to fit.
4/30 - Leaving the 99
Jesus tells the parable of the shepherd who left the 99 sheep in search of the one which had wandered off. We wonder about this since this potentially exposes the 99 to danger or having them wander off as well. Why would the shepherd do this? What does this tell us about how much God loves and values each individual human being?