This PowerPoint, and the 36 images below it, provide a visual commentary on the book of Joel. They specifically focus on Joel 2:12-13, 28-29 from the Narrative Lectionary for Advent 1. Feel free to download the PowerPoint and Image Pack for free to use in your preaching, teaching, or personal Bible Study.
The Apostle Paul wanted to visit Rome. He probably never imagined that he would have to first sit in jail for two years and then be carried there as a prisoner in order to fulfill this plan. Have you ever had plans disrupted? How do we deal with it when our life gets thrown upside down? Where is God in all of the chaos? This sermon explores those things as we look at Paul’s story in Acts 25:1-12.
The goal of spiritual formation is to grow deeper in the love of God, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, for the sake of the world. God’s love is infinite, so we never fully arrive. The journey truly is the destination.
“I can’t breathe.”
Those were the last words George Floyd spoke before he was crushed to death by a Minneapolis police officer.
The city of Minneapolis burns this week. Literal flames consume a local store while rage engulfs the community and breaks out in wildfires of violence and vandalism.