In the Bible prayer is linked to birthing. When reading Romans, we see it used for several things; all creation groaning like childbirth, in labor waiting for Jesus to return, and the Holy Spirit helps us during these times. While reading Ruth we pair what birthing is like to the situation in the story.
Vav is a Hebrew letter that connects two words or ideas. It is used to create bonds and affect from one thing to another. We can see the influence of this letter in the book of Ruth and how the use of it confirmed a sense of restoration.
Selah shows up in the Bible several times. It is usually put in a place where the reader is told to stop and think about what was written. For these Sunday services, we will be focusing on meditating on God’s goodness while we pray and worship. This year’s theme “Stand” will be the focus of this service.
Every part of the armor is important. In our next sermon we are looking at the helmet of salvation. The head covering needs to be applied to protect your face and head. Are you wearing your helmet of salvation?
Each piece of the armor is compiled to create a completely impenetrable wall; while armed, you will not be struck down. Shield of Faith is one of the few pieces, and faith is an incredibly important part of the while. It is the initial line of defense, one you actively aim at catching the enemy’s attack. What does active faith… Continue reading Battle Ready | Shield of Faith
Pastor Karl dives into the power of the sword (Word) and how we’re supposed to use scripture in our everyday lives.
Being “battle-ready” means you are prepared with gear (your sword, shield, and armor), but also mentally. God constantly asks us to go to bat for what is right and just. He will be with us during difficult times and do what He tells us to do.
What is truth in a Biblical context? Not walking in God’s truth can lead to hypocrisy and start a downward spiral into emptiness. Pastor Karl helps us keep in step with God’s truth.
We welcome special guest Chris from Christ In Action as he shares God’s heart for those in need. We are called to love God by loving others.