Messages from October 2023

Messages from October 2023

Face to Face

What if we stopped considering the “greatest commandment” as prescriptive? What if we considered it as prescriptive of a lifestyle that draws us closer to each other and to our God who longs to engage with us face to face? Join us as we consider Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; and Matthew 22:34-46.

The Things that Are God’s

The game is afoot. The Pharisees and Herodians are tag teaming to try and get Jesus to trip up and be discredited. They ask a question about taxes. Jesus responds by asking for a coin. He then he asks who is depicted on the coin. The reply, “the emperor.” Jesus responds, “then give to the emperor the things that are the emporer’s, and give to God what is God’s.” That begs the question, what is God’s? Join us as Pastor…

Stiff Necked People

God has had it with “stiff necked” people. When God sees the people convincing Aaron to created a golden calf so that they can worship it, God goes into a rage. But Moses stops God and reminds God of his desire for a relationship with God’s people. He asks, why would you want to destroy your people after you have brought them out of Egypt with “great power and a mighty hand?” And God changed God’s mind. We live in…

Fruits of the Spirit

Today’s text combines a look at the 10 Commandments with the parable of the wicked tenants. It examines the question of what is God wanting from us and how do we respond? Our lessons today are:Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20Psalm 19Philippians 3:4b-14Matthew 21:33-46

Sour Grapes

Today, we welcome the Reverend Keith Moore to bring the message in worship. Keith is the director of the Wesley Center at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Keith is addressing the tendency of the older generations throughout time to pass along the “sour grapes” that place the younger generations teeth on edge. His message is a challenge for all of us to commit to God’s call on our lives. The texts for today are Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Psalm 25:1-9;…