Ruth 1:1-22. I have always kinda had a soft spot in my heart for the story of Ruth. However the most memorable passage seems to be, “Where you go, I will go.” (In King James English, “Whither thou goest, I will go.”) What is the story of Ruth really all about and what will she teach us this week (and the next three)? You’ll have to listen in this week…
1 John 4:13-21. While fear is a motivator, it is not a great one most of the time. Oh sure, it’s pretty good when a bus is bearing down on you in the middle of traffic and fear gets you to jump out of the way. In the life of faith, not so much. 1 John has some things today about it and we’ll talk about them on Sunday.
1 John 4:7-21. Lots of folks love 1 Corinthians 13, the ” love chapter.” However, this has to be my favorite love section of the Bible because it speaks to me in different ways about God’s love and ours for one another. After a week in Harlan, Kentucky, I feel that I’ve felt just a bit of this story, this passage come to life… Looking forward to talking about love this week with my peeps at Saint James.
JAM (Jesus and Me) will be continuing in the fall. Do you have one Sunday every few weeks that you could share with our youngest Saint Jamesians? This ministry is an active opportunity for kids age 3-6 that will meet during a portion of worship (kids leave worship during the 4th song). The material is active and engaging. Each week we will have a leader and a helper. See Ashley Cox firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
1 John 4:1-6. What an interesting and challenging text this is! In a letter that spends most of its space extolling the virtues of love for God and for neighbor, this section may seem a bit out of place. However, when we realize that a big piece of being a Jesus-follower is making our way through the myriad of points of view regarding what it means to be Christian, it makes sense to warn us to think and test carefully what comes our way. We are meant to use that 3 pound organ between our ears. Come and think with us in worship this Sunday.
1 John 1:5-2:2. Sin and sacrifice are the stuff of religious conversation, sometimes to the exclusion of other topics. What place do these have in our understanding of who we are and who God is calling us to be?