August 15, 2022

Speaking of Life 4039 | Remembering God’s Goodness

We’ve all had the experience of forgetting something important at home. Everything can get chaotic when we’re preoccupied thinking about the pile of tasks and deadlines that we still have and want to do. King David reminds us that if we ever feel buried in problems we have an awesome God who will carry us out of that pit and restore us with his everlasting love and compassion.
August 14, 2022

Famous Last Words

Text: Acts 20:17-28
Keith Shields
Paul's famous last words to the Ephesian elders at Miletus.
August 8, 2022

Speaking of Life Script 4038 | Wrong-Way Drivers

Have you ever experienced where you were the only one headed in the opposite direction where everyone else was going to? Our journey could be like that sometimes when we are confused, lost, or afraid. Because we have Jesus, we don’t have to worry about tomorrow and completely trust him where he leads us next.
August 1, 2022

Speaking of Life 4037 | Invisible Reality

If you’ve never seen a tree, it would be very difficult to comprehend what it is even if it was described to you. Similar to this illustration, Jesus reveals to us who the Father, Son, and Spirit truly is. Even when we cannot fully grasp what is happening in our reality, let us continue to live with faith in Christ and experience his full glory.
July 31, 2022

Real Life

Text: Luke 12:13-21 and Colossians 3:1-4
Keith Shields
What is real and what is fake? What does real life look like? What is true reality?
July 25, 2022

Speaking of Life 4036 | Not So Buried Treasure

What treasures or valuables do you work to keep safe? Jewelry from a grandparent? Your dream car or home? Or the latest smartphone with all the bells and whistles? Whatever it may be, these things can easily become our idols and distract us from what is important. In Colossians, Paul tells us that we never have to fear losing the true treasure—Christ. The treasure of having a relationship with Jesus is beyond any worldly desire.
July 18, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4035 | Debt Forgiveness in Christ

In one way or another, most of us have experienced financial debt. Whether it be borrowing money to buy groceries or getting a loan for your education, debt can haunt us. But there is another type of debt that cannot be paid off by any currency, goods, or services. Sin. But through Christ, our debts are completely wiped clean. Through him, we are forgiven and restored, free from all bondage!
July 17, 2022

One Thing

Text: Luke 10:38-42
Keith Shields
Only one thing is important and Mary has found it. It shall not be taken from her.
July 11, 2022

Speaking of Life 4034 | Mrs. Fidget

Mrs. Fidget from C.S. Lewis’ book, The Four Loves, demonstrated a warped expression of love leaving her supposed “loved ones” miserable. Her “love” was more about love for herself. Have you experienced this? Like Martha and Mary’s story, we sometimes miss what’s important because we are focused on the wrong thing. May we focus on the correct thing, setting our eyes on the One who gave us life. Let us learn to love others as Christ has loved them.
July 10, 2022

Who Is My Neighbour?

Text: Luke 10:25-37
Keith Shields
What if Darth Vader was a Samaritan?
July 4, 2022

Speaking of Life 4033 | Filled

“Is the glass half empty or half full?” In other words, are you pessimistic or optimistic? In the struggles we can face, it’s tempting to see the glass as half empty. Paul reminds us that whenever we feel empty or lost, we have a good Father who completely fills that void with love and understanding.
July 3, 2022

Harvest Is Plentiful

Text: Luke 10:1-20
Keith Shields
We are sent as answers to our own prayer.
June 27, 2022

Speaking of Life 4032 | True Boasting

Dealing with sickness can become expensive very quickly. Even for the characters in the Old Testament, health care was expensive and unpredictable. Listen to Greg as he shares the story of Naaman, a prideful man who becomes sick. Eventually, he realizes that there is only one true Healer who can fully restore him inside and out.
June 26, 2022

Who Will Follow Jesus?

Text: Luke 9:51-62
Keith Shields
Jesus says, "Come, follow me." James and John said, "Yes, but we think we should do things this way."
June 20, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4031 │Unseen Footprints

Have you ever been so focused on a problem that you lose sight of everything but your desired solution? Heber reminds us that God’s faithfulness to us in the past can fuel our hope for his goodness to us in the present, even if shows up for us in unexpected ways.
June 19, 2022

Jesus the Redeemer

Text: Luke 8:26-39
Keith Shields
Jesus can Redeem even the most broken lives.
June 13, 2022

Speaking of Life 4030 | The Myth of Isolation

We’ve all experienced moments of loneliness, anxiety, or darkness and doubt, believing we are alone in our journey. The prophet Elijah felt the same way and thought he was the only prophet left. Even when we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, God reminds us that he will never leave us.