Teaching Pastor Sean Palmer shared an insightful and personal teaching on the challenge of living a life shaped by gratitude. We have earned nothing, and we are owed nothing. All good things are given to us solely by the grace of God.
Pastor Chris Seay taught through Isaiah 25, and continued laying the groundwork for our ongoing response following this challenging time for so many; a plan for the next two years that will include serving the poorest in our city, the first-responders who worked tirelessly and selflessly through the storm, and our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Maria. We're excited for the healing, the feasting and dancing, the rejoicing to come in this season ahead.
Pastor Chris Seay examines what it looks like to be a Houstonian Christian during this season of hurricane recovery. Jerusalem is a holy city, but so is our city of Houston. God resides in Houston, Texas and loves the people of Houston. This week, we examine 5 lessons we can learn from the Astros World Series run. As we experienced last week, there are a lot of baseball metaphors.
Pastor Chris Seay began a conversation that will unfold over the next three weeks; our plan for the coming months as we continue to commit our time, energy, and resources to faithfully love and serve those most impacted by this hurricane season. This week was a reminder of our "job description" as a people in Christ; our commitment to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. There are also a lot of baseball metaphors.
Teaching Pastor Sean Palmer shared a message on attaining wisdom. God has not made us to walk the paths of this life alone. We are called to learn from the experience of those who have gone before us.
Guest teacher Tracy Wilde taught through the Parable of the Good Samaritan; challenging us to consider if the primary question is not merely, "who is our neighbor?", but instead whether or not we are willing to truly be a neighbor, with compassion put into action.
Our guest teacher John Ortberg offered an impactful message on the importance of the table throughout scripture, and its vitality in creating and strengthening relationships and community. As a church family, and in our homes, how will we ensure that everyone has a place at the table, and no one is left out?
This weekend, Teaching Pastor Sean Palmer shared an important message on the purpose of the Church; exploring the nature of division throughout God's story in scripture, and the call of God's people into the ministry of reconciliation.
This week, Pastor Chris Seay shares with us the opportunity to be present in our pain. He shares 4 simple things to do during this season of lament in our city as we recover and heal. Will you lean in together with our community? Join us this week as we pray the Prayer of Dependence 500 times a day.
Our dear friends, Dr. Dan Allender and Rachael Anne Clinton from The Seattle School, joined us to offer vital language and great hope for the unavoidable trauma of this challenging time. We encourage you to share it with others as we seek to not merely rebuild, but truly experience transformation as individuals, as a church, and as a city in this long season of healing.