Messages from May 2020

Messages from May 2020

Pentecost 2020

“Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting, They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them (Acts 2:2-3, Common English Bible).” This is how Luke describes the event of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit to the Disciples in a dramatic and powerful way. That scene, 50 days after the Resurrection of Jesus, was the spark that enabled, emboldened,…

Stop Looking, Start Living

Scripture: Acts 1:1-11. On the 40th day after the Resurrection, Jesus gathered with his disciples, commissioned them for service to the world, and ordered them to wait for the arrival of the Holy Spirit to guide and direct them. This morning, we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord as we hear the angels ask “why do you stand looking up toward heaven?” The Ascension is the event that prepares us for Pentecost and the unleashing of the Holy Spirit. We…

Faith Is Hope

Today, Pastor Wayne explores the link between faith and hope. The text is 1 Peter 3:8-22. As we face the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to realize that in faith there is hope. This hope is built on our faith in Jesus and the love of God that is expressed through Jesus to us. Hold on to that hope. Let that hope spur you on to live as Jesus has called us to live: as people…

Like Living Stones

With Christ as the foundation, the cornerstone of our faith, we are able to withstand the rigors of life. Especially in this day of COVID-19 social distancing. The Scripture text is 1 Peter 2:2-10.

By His Wounds

On this 4th Sunday of Easter, Pastor Wayne explores the hope that comes from trusting God. He invites us to accept the healing that comes from that trust. The text is 1 Peter 2:19-25. You can download an order of worship here.