Half Truths

They are simple phrases. They sound Christian―like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.

Congregational Prayer 

I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you, Praised for you or criticized for you. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and fully surrender all things To your glory and service. And now, O wonderful and holy God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, You are mine, and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, Let it also be made in heaven. Amen

 Half-Truths - Week 1

Delving into the biblical passage about "an eye for an eye" and how Gandhi's perspective adds depth to its interpretation. Pastor Mandy emphasizes the necessity of comprehending the complete story and message of scripture to grasp the true nature of God's character. Additionally, she introduces the idea of renewing one's commitment to God, particularly through baptism, marking the beginning of a lifelong journey with Christ.

Everything Happens for a Reason? - Week 2

We explore the common belief that everything happens for a reason and reflect on the idea of cause and effect, the consequences of our actions, and the complexities of God's plan. Pastor Mandy discusses how this belief can bring comfort to some but also points out its limitations, emphasizing the importance of understanding God's sovereignty and the role of human free will. She encourages compassion, empathy, and the choice to create meaning through our actions and relationships, rather than attributing everything to a divine plan.

God Hels Those Who Help Themselves? - Week 3

God Won't Give You More Than You Can Handle? - Week 4

God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It? - Week 5

Love the Sinner Hate the Sin - Week 6