Posts Tagged ‘Supernatural’

When it comes to the big questions of life (like who are we, where did we come from, and what is our role in the universe), there is a wrong way and a right way to discover truth. Some have proposed that we accept only truth statements that are scientifically based. This may seem like a reasonable start, except for the fact that the statement itself is not scientifically based, and therefore disqualifies itself. So, are we back to square one? Not at all! There is a way we can discover truth.

Reflection #2: Every situation has a spiritual reality.

 

As Christians, we understand there is a spiritual realm that surrounds us just like the physical environment we observe with our senses. Spiritual moments go beyond the “God moments” that we encounter while reading the Bible, praying, engaging in spiritual conversations, or attending a small group. Spiritual moments happen in business meetings and breakfast meetings, working in the yard, at the movies, family gatherings, while shopping or reading, on the shop floor, hospital, school, or heath club, during vacations, job interviews, or ball games.

[Challenge: As we acknowledge the spiritual reality, we have to be careful and avoid extremes. If we overemphasize the spiritual reality, it can lead to spiritual illusions; if we ignore the spiritual reality, it can lead to spiritual apathy.]

 

Love, The Way

Posted: January 20, 2013 in Sermon
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workIf our ultimate goal is to keep the business (or the ministry) going, I’m afraid we will miss the mark. The way we do things matters.

The Most Excellent Way (.mp3)

The Past (things we have done and perhaps continue to do)
The Present (the Do list)
The Future (what will remain)

The title of Wonderful Counselor in Isaiah 9:6 is not the opposite of a lousy counselor – it is more militaristic than many would anticipate.

Wonderful Counselor (.mp3)

Listen to the entire sermon and perhaps you will see Wonderful Counselor in a new light.  It starts with a broad perspective, describes the governing position, and highlights the potential for today.