We all hope and long for something more, something better, something real and lasting. The world tells us that our hope is found in "stuff". Isaiah reminds us that true hope is found only in the grace of God.
God has given each one of us gifts to be used for building up the community and for helping others know the love of Jesus Christ. All gifts are vital for they all come from God. What are your gifts, and how is God calling you to use them?
Using Jesus' analogy of having a log in our eye while we seek to remove the speck in someone else's, Rev. Dave reminds us that our job is not to "fix" people or try to make them conform to our standards. It is simply to walk with them, listen to them, and love them with the same love we have found in Jesus Christ.
Grounded in the story of the Wedding Banquet found in the 22nd chapter of Matthew, Rev. Dave reminds us that we are called to invite all people to join us on a fantastic adventure of discovering who God created us to be.
Just what is the big deal about confessing our sins? What is wrong with being holier than the other guy? And why are we so uncomfortable with the story of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector?
Ten men were healed, only one was grateful enough to come back and say thank you. Where does our sense of gratitude lead us?
If God is good, and God is in control, why do bad things happen? Why is there evil in the world? Who is really in control, God or evil? The answer may surprise you.
There are billions of galaxies throughout the universe with an untold number of planets. With all of those planets why did God send Jesus here? Did Jesus go there as well? And if so, what does that mean for our understanding of faith? Using the beloved story of the birth of Jesus Christ as the backdrop Rev. Dave helps us understand that we just might be asking the wrong question.
With all of the advancements and discoveries that we have made through science can we still trust the Bible? Is it true? Does it matter? Drawing on Paul's second letter to Timothy Rev. Dave explores this thought provoking question.