Easter weekend at Living Word was a beautiful celebration of the stronger-than-death love of God. Our six weekend services were a time for us to come together in worship and proclaim the death and resurrection of Jesus through song, prayer, and God’s Word. On Good Friday, we reflected on the reality that Jesus laid down his life to defeat sin […]
Christ the Lord is risen today! Resurrection happens. The good things of God are set loose and run wild through the world, making all things new. Blessed Easter to everyone in the joy of the risen Lord! Pastor Brian RESURRECTION: The good things of God are running wild through the world. And through your life.
I was reading some thoughts on the founding of our nation and this thing we call our inalienable rights. These rights include the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness, which is a small sample of the things we need and want. And President Jefferson, the deist (one who believes in a distant, watchmaker God who […]
C.S. Lewis is certainly not the final word, nor even always the best word, but he is a very good starting word for important conversations, including conversations on having intimacy with God. Lewis starts this conversation when he says, here is the kind of God most of us would prefer: “An ‘impersonal God’-well and good. […]
Passover and Holy Week Holy Week was totally foreign to me when I became a follower of Christ at 20 years of age. I had no idea of the importance of Jesus’ final week on earth. Now I spend Holy Week considering each of Jesus’ days – where he went, who he interacted with, how […]
Yesterday was Palm Sunday, the triumphal entry of the Servant King, riding a donkey into the city of God. It marks the beginning of the most Holy Week of the Christian calendar. The events of the upcoming week will race by with growing intensity. Living Word is not a strongly liturgical church. In fact, we […]
Pastor Aaron and I were at a conference recently. One of the workshops Aaron attended provided these statistics. 20% of people attend church 20% say they attend, but rarely do 20% would attend if invited 40% don’t attend and won’t even if invited That 40% is a group we really care about, but they are […]