Getting Lazy on Lent (Ps. 46:10)

  Psalm 46 is honest about the kind of world we live in. Following God is no guarantee that life will be sunshine and success. No. The authors, “the sons of Korah”–temple keepers and temple singers during the time of David and Solomon–describe the world realistically. First, they consider the world of nature: 2 Therefore […]

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Thriving: Seeing in the Dark (Jn. 9:1-41) Chris Altrock – January 31, 2016

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Thriving

1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (Jn. 9:1-2 ESV) Sometimes, when darkness falls in life, all we can see is the darkness. We are often blinded by the darkness. When […]

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Thriving: What You Bring to the Table (Jn. 6:1-15) Chris Altrock – January 24, 2016

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Thriving

A few weeks ago I was with some friends in Nashville. We hadn’t seen each other since early November, so we were catching up–sharing how things had gone for us over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. One friend showed a gift she had received. It was a piece of jewelry. She said the piece had […]

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Finding God in the New Year (Jan. 14-17)

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Finding God

    January 14 Finding God in the Calling of the Disciples through Contemplation Matt. 4:18-22 ESV 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow […]

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