Peter sees young Christians being lured away by false teachers and reacts with righteous anger. How can we make sure we know the real truth?
Peter urges those reading his letter to trust in the authority of Scripture and to use it as a lamp to illuminate the path into relationship with God.
Looking at the story of the apostle Thomas, we see that doubt is not a sign of unbelief, but can be beneficial and actually help draw us closer to the risen Christ.
As Holy Week begins, our Bishop Steve Breedlove challenges us to meditate on the fact that Jesus is our friend, the beauty and the life that comes from obedience to the Father, and that the hour of darkness is followed by eternal day.
Sloth most often manifests itself in unnecessary busyness that is distracting us from the thing that matters most: our relationship with Jesus.
Envy comes from a feeling of lack, that what we've been given isn't sufficient. How do we combat the pervasiveness of envy in our lives?
God created us with the capacity and the desire for sexual union within marriage, but lust is an over-desire that puts getting our needs met ahead of sacrificial love.
Anger is an emotion that's common to every person but can destroy relationships and lives. We look at anger's source, its anatomy and the antidote for anger.
Gluttony isn't simply an overconsumption of food and drink, but rather it's about placing more importance on created things, rather than our Creator.
Ash Wednesday offers a chance to reflect on our own sin and need for a savior.
If we enthrone human love we will crush our marriage with expectations or be crushed if we don't get married. How can we focus on the only love that will never disappoint us, the unearned gift of Jesus Christ?
True sexual freedom comes from a covenantal relationship in marriage, where you are fully known and fully exposed, and yet fully loved. Yet sexual intimacy is just a shadow compared to the spiritual intimacy we're created to have with God.
These verses in the Song of Songs challenge us to examine the role of expectations in our relationship with each other, and with God. How can we truly sense God's overwhelming love for and delight with us?
Continuing in the Song of Songs, we see that true intimacy is only found inside a covenant -- between us and others in friendship or marriage, and ultimately in God's perfect covenant with us.
The only way to have the vulnerability necessary for intimate relationships, but be able withstand the possibility of pain and loss, is by building our relationships on the foundation of the only person who will never forsake us -- Jesus Christ.
Beginning our sermon series on the Song of Songs, we examine it through two lenses - as wisdom literature that instructs us on love, sex, and marriage, and as a window that we can use to look into the deeper intimacy that is possible with God and his people through Jesus Christ.