Eating for Staying Power

Eating for Staying Power

“Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”  Proverbs 9:1-6 To me, freshly baked bread is one of the best smells in the world. Even for those of us trying to stay away from “carbs,” it can...
The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 4:25-5:2 While growing up in the Catholic Church, when we complained about the various “hardships”...
S.T.E.P.S. to Maturity

S.T.E.P.S. to Maturity

…to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. Ephesians 4:1-16 Theologian Brian...
Accomplishing More Than We Can Imagine

Accomplishing More Than We Can Imagine

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. – Ephesians 3:14-21 As I look around the rather empty...
Staying Power – When Tattered and Worn

Staying Power – When Tattered and Worn

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church recently talked about Staying Power of our Church during the Standing Rock protests. He noticed the dozens and dozens of flags flying on the reservation of the Sioux Nation to represent those standing with the water...
Staying Power – That Was Then; This is Now

Staying Power – That Was Then; This is Now

In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his...
Staying Power – A Thorn in Our Sides

Staying Power – A Thorn in Our Sides

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 The Apostle Paul, who wrote letters to the Church in Corinth with much fervor – and sometimes with eloquence, is quoting what he heard God say to him. This was after Paul...
Staying Power and Potato Chips?

Staying Power and Potato Chips?

This I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:21-33 Last Sunday, about eighty Trinity parishioners fully engaged in...
Staying Power – 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Staying Power – 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

“At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you. See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!” – 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Now is the time at Trinity Church for talking and listening to one...
Staying Power – Mark 4:30 – Parable of the Mustard Seed

Staying Power – Mark 4:30 – Parable of the Mustard Seed

“Jesus also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest...
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