Holding Your Breath

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath…. Have you seen “Despicable Me” when the little girl holds her breath because she does not get her way? I think I do the same thing with Jesus, but just in other ways. When we accept Christ’s love, are we placing conditions with it? For example: “I will accept this love of yours, Jesus, only if you give me everything I ask for and do it exactly how I expect it to be done. If not then I will hold my breath until you agree.” How do we “hold our breath”? As much as we think we could be hurting Jesus or… Read More

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Why I follow Jesus

WHY I FOLLOW JESUS… BY MIKAL FARLEY, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Because Love.  I follow Jesus because Hope.  Because it gives me Joy.  Because it’s the promise of Peace.  Because You are Worthy and that’s the story I want to share. I was fortunate to be born into a loving, caring family of believers.   My Mother and her family, my father’s family and my My Grandfather (Don Farley) and Grandmother (Nancy Farley) have been guides and mentors in my spiritual journey.  They helped lay the foundational roots of who I am today. I cannot say I am the same person today as I was yesterday or that my beliefs haven’t evolved.… Read More

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[UPDATED] Mothers Day… SPAM… Proclaim Jesus Christ

[UPDATED] Happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies out there who show God’s love to those around them through their “mothering” skills, whether by birth or by affection.  We shared in worship today considering the theme “Proclaim Jesus Christ”.  Bob B. shared the message using a can of SPAM as a prop to make the congregation consider how we live out the Worth of All Persons in our daily lives.  Before Jesus ascended, he blessed the disciples and challenged them to continue blessing others. Bob talked about SPAM being an “inferior” good that may not be something we like or something we think well of, just as there are individuals… Read More

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Do You Love Me?

[Sunday, April 10, 2016] Today we shared in the worship service considering the theme “Do You Love Me?”  Our speaker was Mike D. from Louisville.  Prior to Mike’s message Jami shared in a children’s moment using the story of Peter after Jesus was resurrected where Jesus was standing on the shore and the ‘guys’ were out fishing.  They were not catching any fish until ‘the guy on the shore’ suggested they throw their net off the other side of the boat.  It was then Peter realized Jesus was ‘Jesus’.  After hauling in their nets, all the disciples and Jesus shared in a meal.  Following the meal was when Jesus asked… Read More

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Practice Extravagant Generosity

This theme was based upon John 12:1-8.  We watched a video from world church about generosity called “Bring Your Perfume (see below)” and then considered the following questions: –      What is your “perfume”?  Watch the video on the world church website to see what that means… –      When have you witnessed “extravagant generosity”? –      How much of your capacity for generous giving are you actually using right now (time, talent, treasure)?  

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