"Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken." This is the opening line of a hymn that has been playing in my head over and over recently. It is a sincere prayer of mine as we seek to do ministry here in Miami, and it was a prayer of mine leading up to a retreat I attended last week. Just last week, I participated in a Residence in Ministry retreat in Gainesville with my commissioning class.
Pottery is believed to be one of the earliest inventions of humanity, and for those who have never taken a pottery class in school, making a clay pot or any ceramic vessel requires time and patience. You start by mixing your materials, molding the mixture to the desired shape, and then putting your creation in an oven so that it bakes and hardens after it cools. The end product can take a multitude of shapes and can be used for
Failure is a scary word. None of us like to fail and all of us like to succeed. Our culture has taught us that these are the two categories we can fall into. Many of us have been taught that our lives and worth are defined by one of these two things…success and failure. In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul reminds us that the measure of our lives is not success or failure but LOVE. Although the world cares about how
Have you ever messed up? We all have and we all will continue to mess up. It's a part of life. And yet, our scripture this week (Romans 3:9-24) reminds us that although we fall, we are met by grace. No matter who we are and no matter what we may have done, God's grace meets us when we fall. This week we begin a new sermon series called Falling Forward where we'll be journeying through the books of the New