July23, 2017 Text: Psalm 86:11-17
July16, 2017 - Text: Matt. 22:34-40
Amanda Tyler, Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (and a member of FBCDC) brought the message while Pastor Julie was on retreat. In 2016, Amanda became the sixth executive director in the organization’s 80-year history. She earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from The University of Texas.
July 9, 2017 Text: Proverbs 31:1-9
June 25, 2017 Text: Hebrews 12:28-13:2
“Cultivating an empathetic imagination isn’t all that complicated. It’s simply asking, in some intentional way, ‘What does it feel like to be you, and how can I join you there?’”
Text: 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
June 11, 2016 Text: John 12:20-33
June 4, 2016 Text: Acts 1:1-8
May 28, 2016 Text: John 17:1-11
May 21, 2016 Text: John 14:15-21
“The prevailing task of the second half of life is to let go of anger and forgive. To forgive everybody--your family, your church, your nation, your enemies, yourself...and ultimately, to forgive God because life isn’t fair.”
May 14, 2016 Text: Luke 15:11-31
May 7, 2016 Text: Luke 15:11-31
April 30, 2016 Text: Psalm 90:1-6, 10, 12
“The first word about death must be the one we already know to be true in our gut, and the truth Scripture affirms: Death is our enemy. And yet, we have a Friend...”
Text: 1 Cor 15:20-26
“Death isn’t finished hurting us down here. But the news of Easter is that no tomb you ever enter—least of all the one with your name on it—will be able to hold you in the end, because death cannot keep what Jesus Christ holds in his hands.”
Text: 1 Corinthians 15:20-22, 51-57
On the first Palm Sunday, Jesus told the religious cynics: “If these people don’t praise me, the very rocks will cry out.” Which is to say: God’s song is bigger than you and me. It’s deeper than our disillusionment and greater than our doubt. God’s song runs through all creation.
We see Christ in a cemetery, staring into the grave of a friend. What do we do when someone we love dies? Learn from Jesus how to navigate our grief.
“When other people see you, what do they see? A body? An age? A gender? A haircut? A tattoo? This is not how God sees, who looks deep into the real heart of your real life.”
Text: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
When Jesus meets up with Samaritan woman at the well in the town of Sychar, there are three significant barriers that really ought to have prevented these two from any kind of conversation: Race. Religion. Gender. (Sound familiar today?) So what does Jesus do with barriers like these?
Text: John 3:1-16