Back to the Law, or Forward to a New Life?

October 18, 2020 • Rev. Brian Sixbey • Galatians 3:1-14

Like children who want to prove they are all grown up, we can imagine that we have outgrown you, Lord. After all, you want us to grow and develop. You gave us brains, talents, and abilities to become leaders, learn new things, and make mistakes. However, we forget that you gave us all that we are and all that we have, and you want to partner with us to bring a vision of the kingdom of God to earth. We will not outgrow our need for you because what you want most is a relationship with us, not our work for you. Remind us where we came from and where we are going, so our eyes can remain focused on you, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Ash Wednesday: 40 Days to Life

February 17, 2021 • Rev. Brian Sixbey

Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. (Joel 2:13, NIV)

When Words Fail (11am)

February 14, 2021 • Rev. Brian Sixbey

God of grace and glory, we confess we aren’t used to either grace or glory. Tempers flare, patience withers, and our ability to be graceful all seem to have vanished. Glimpses of your glory catch us by surprise, because we only see what our eyes are used to seeing. We have become calloused by so many complaints, disgruntled by speaking so much disgust, and infuriated by all the irritants in our lives. Today, Lord, we ask: Silence our flapping tongues. Allow us to become awestruck in your presence, our words failing because of your glory abounding. Open our hearts, minds, and spirits to worship in your love, for we beg this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Don’t Outrun Jesus! (11am)

February 7, 2021 • Rev. Brian Sixbey

We get tired, and sometimes, we get sick and tired. When the Lord taught us how to live through Moses, the prophets, and by the example of Jesus, we were taught to take rest and rely on the Holy Spirit for strength. The human body, mind, and spirit need rest by design. Sometimes, taking a nap is spiritual. Sometimes, asking for help is spiritual. When and if we find ourselves getting tired, help us, Lord, to rely on your Spirit instead of our own stamina. May we wait on you Lord, and renew our strength, in Jesus’ name. Amen.