At the beginning of this year I challenged our congregation to make an intentional effort to grow in the disciplines of prayer, community, and hospitality. The reason why is two-fold. First, these three habits have a tremendous ability to awaken dormant spirituality. They are life-giving and energizing acts that make us feel more connected to … Continue reading How I’m Growing in Prayer
Here are 10 things every Alameda Church of Christ member needs to know: 1. This Sunday is a great opportunity to invite someone to come to church with you. (Remember: found people find people!) 2. We will continue our sermon series Sunday on "The Most Important Things" by looking at what makes life meaningful. 3. … Continue reading 10 Things Alameda Members Need to Know
We all know that when we have a physical emergency we can call "911" and request help. But where do you go when you have a spiritual emergency? I recently had a person contact me to ask this question: "How do you know what to read in the Bible when you need it?" It's a … Continue reading 9-1-1 Passages in Scripture
When you hang out with Jesus, amazing and strange things happen. Just ask Peter, James, and John. One time they went on a hike with Jesus - and Jesus started glowing! If that weren't strange enough, Moses and Elijah showed up too! Peter was so blown away by this that Scripture says, "He did not … Continue reading And the greatest of these is…?
The Alameda Church of Christ is pleased to host Dr. Patrick Mead during the weekend of April 17-19, 2015 for the annual Ray Evans Seminar. The seminar will be Friday, 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. (Bible class) & 10 a.m. (worship). Check out the video preview of what you will experience, and … Continue reading Patrick Mead at Alameda
Tonight, a group of people from my congregation and beyond will gather to pray for an awesome young girl in our church family who is battling a serious health condition. We will pray to "the God who sees me" (El Roi) in full confidence that he hears our prayers and notices our pain...yet our hearts … Continue reading Praying When Your Heart is Hurting