To Isolate or Not, Such is Our Reality

This is our pastor’s article for the September edition of our congregational newsletter. The Old Testament doesn’t view life and death as mere biological facts.  Read Scripture, and you will find both death and life as an interpretive lens to help understand reality.  Within the words of Scripture, life flows with fruitfulness and abundance, for […]

Esther: Lesson 9: Origin of Purim and Conclusion

In our earlier lessons, we learned of Mordecai’s character, which showed him to be a self-serving person.  Last week, we learned about Mordecai’s Edict in the King’s name, which allowed the Jews to rid the Persian Empire of their “enemies.”  In total, about 75,000 people were killed.       The Jews Celebrate, not Their […]

2 Corinthians, Lesson 12: Overflowing Grace from God Channeled by God’s People

Having expressed the joy that the Corinthian Christians were able to give to Paul through Titus, Paul now tells the Corinthians what God has been doing in the churches of Macedonia and what God’s grace has been doing through them.  Paul and Timothy begin this section with, “We want you to know.” That was an […]