What should we do with the non-ending of the Gospel of Mark? With a reference to programming and the growing pains of faith, Pastor Dillon invites us back to the beginning and considers how we might keep our faith flexible for growth.
Pastor Laura reflects on the passing of her father and of Prince Charles through the lens of Psalm 40:2
Faith like a mustard seed can move mountains, but a bit of sand can disrupt the world's shipping industry. What one small thing is disrupting your life or your church way more than it should?
Today Pastor Brian encourages us to be like Jesus, and let's make our pain productive this Easter season.
May the grace and peace of Jesus Christ be with you my siblings of the Extraordinary Connection!
As you probably know, Holy Week and Easter are a very busy time for your pastors. I normally record my devotionals for all of you on Sunday, but I decided this week that I needed to focus on celebrating Easter. I do still want to give you something to contemplate though so I’ll share with you a thought that was at the center of my sermon yesterday.
The resurrection is not just something that happens when we die, but it is something that Jesus is always working in the world. As Christians every day for us is Easter, because every day is a new chance for God to bring transformation and new life into the world. So as you go about your day today, and every day, I invite you to keep your eyes open for where God is working a resurrection around you - from your individual life to the lives of our communities and institutions.
Your fellow-servant in Christ,
Pastor Robert Blanchard
Lansing First UMC