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Downer of a title, I know. But let’s be honest: Some of our relationships are not what we’d like them to be. Maybe, for you, one in particular is especially disappointing, because it’s a relationship you highly value. Given the resistance most people have to change (especially in themselves), how do we make our less-than-ideal…
I know you know that God loves you. But when was the last time you felt His love? This Sunday’s service is designed to help you get the truth of God’s love from your head to your heart. We’re going to combine three TED-style talks from three different elders on one topic: the unrelenting love of God. I pray you will experience His love at a deeper level because of the time you spend with us at White Pine!
You’ve probably heard that God is slow to anger, but has His patience with you ever brought you to your knees? This Sunday at White Pine, we’re going to look, not only at God’s patience, but at other attributes of His that make His patience all the more wonderful. I hope it will be a…
So I had a choice: To tell you the topic of our Father’s Day message, or to promise free bacon to every man in attendance. Maybe it’s just me, but that seemed like a no-brainer.
I predict, though, that what the Spirit of God will say to you will linger longer than the aftertaste of bacon. One of the Bible’s most exceptional fathers will show us how to live the kind of life that will attract those we love to God, despite society’s opposing pull on them. It will give us a lot to, um, chew on.
Life is a series of changes: graduation, marriage, a new child, moving, retirement, to name a few. Transitions are an exciting time, but can also be challenging…especially when it comes to trusting and following Jesus.
Whether you are currently in the midst of transitioning into a new phase, or just know that one is bound to come up sooner or later, I hope you join us. We will be taking steps to ensure that no matter what transitions we go through, we can navigate them in such a way that we grow closer to the One who knows what’s next and how to best get there.
If you are engaging in inappropriate online behavior, I don’t have to tell you that it is doing you no good. You already know that. What you need is practical help in breaking that bad habit. That’s exactly what you’ll get in this weeks message at White Pine.
Right now, between you and the neighbor God wants you to love, is your phone. Is it helping you or hindering you in your obedience to the second greatest commandment? This Sunday, I hope to help you think biblically and practically about how to use your phone to give love away rather than allowing it…
Like it or not, we’re living in the Phone Age. And there is power in your mobile device that can work for you or against you as a follower of Jesus. Join us as we search the Scriptures for wisdom on how to love God and others in today’s technology-saturated world.
Don’t worry, it’s not going to be a downer! We’re going to celebrate moms this Sunday just like we do every Mother’s Day–but we’re also going to address the fact that, for many people, Mother’s Day can bring pain to the surface. And we are going to worship the God who sees, soothes and redeems…
If you agree that no one is more loving than God is, or smarter, or stronger, than I’ll bet you believe in the power of prayer.
So why don’t you access it more often?
I may be projecting my struggle onto you, but I think prayer is one of the most difficult disciplines to master in our relationship with God. We may never get to be as good at it as we think we should, but we can get better at it by watching Jesus do it. That’s what we are going to do as we study Mark 14:26-72.