This was consecration Sunday and Rev. John Farley gave a stirring sermon on the values of commitment.
This was laity Sunday and Foothills lay leader Steve Hable took to the podium to speak on behalf of the more than 150 volunteers that make our service to the community as successful as it is.
The word of God is able to cut right through us and lay us bare. We are a layered and complicated people; shaped by so many different aspects of our lives. But God's truth is the truth within us and there are passages in the Bible that speak to each of us in their own unique way, communicating a deeper truth that we could otherwise know.
The text for this week's message speaks of Christ's sacrifice for everyone of all the world. God included all in his grace, and we should not exclude anyone from it ourselves.
Salt is a staple of every household and has no real meaning to us now beyond the superficial. But in biblical times, it was a necessity, a preservative and enhancer. To be the salt of the earth was a powerful image and helps us understand a difficult passage in Mark.
Reverend Jeanette Ham preaches this Sunday from the book of James and the place of love in our mission to the world.
Reverend Jeanette Ham takes the podium to preach from James and the importance of our words and interaction with each other. Each of us can likely remember a poignant moment when someone said just the right thing to motivate us, or make us feel good again. Likewise, destructive and hurtful words can have and equally lasting impression.
Foothills had the distinct privilege of hosting our South District superintendent, Myron Wingfield, as he preached from our pulpit this morning. He spoke on the call we all have as Christians to mend the world and help each other, but how, with time and devotion, the work can wear upon us. The important thing is to find strength.
In a fantastic collaboration sermon, Reverends John Farley, Christian DeMent and Jeanette Ham discuss the questions they have been asking themselves of late. In an attempt to move forward or better ourselves, we often ask or are asked how to proceed, but how we ask these questions is all important to our perception of the situation and our ability to understand it.