A Prayer Prompted by Luke 21

Heavenly Father,

You are allowing us to live in troubling times. All around us we see war, disease, unrest. Our society seems right now to be falling apart.

Help us to find our strength and stability in you.  Allow us to be a light during these dark days as we point people to you.  Help us not to get sidetracked by the conflicts of our age. We know that instability is in some ways normal during these times in which we live.

Help us to be peacemakers while we look forward to the peace that will only come when Jesus, the Prince of Peace, returns.

In Christ,

Amen

A Shared Citizenship: Reconciling of Jew and Gentile – Ephesians 2:11-22

Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christdiversity
Part 12 of 14

For about 2000 years, God’s people were separated ethnically, culturally and religiously from the nations of the world.  Then God began creating a new humanity, building them into the church.

.A Shared Citizenship Eph 2.11-22.pdf                   

A Shared Citizenship Eph 2.11-22.mp3

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Every Spiritual Blessing: Ephesians 1:1-14

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Every Spiritual Blessing
Ephesians 1:1-14

Paul begins this letter praising God for all he has done for us.  It turns out God has done an awful lot.

Ephesians 1.01-14.pdf

Ephesians 1.01-14.mp3

 

Palmer St. Podcast: A Formula for Spiritual Renewal

Strictly speaking spiritual renewal doesn’t follow any strict formula. It’s a work of God’s grace and, as such, is entirely dependent upon Him. Still, if we are willing to recognize our need for spiritual renewal, then we can take conscious steps in that direction. God, as it happens, loves to move in the lives of people who are earnestly seeking Him.

Hebrews 12c.mp3

Hebrews 12c.pdf

Hebrews 12c.pptx