Come Into The Light (Guess Blogger)

Good Morning Everyone I would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you Don Merritt: Don Merritt (that’s me) is just a regular guy who has had a half-century of living life. I’ve had experiences that are quite normal and typical… and some that are less common. I’ve been busy for a long timeContinue reading “Come Into The Light (Guess Blogger)”

God’s Greatest Story of Grace (Guess Blogger)

I hope you are having a lovely day. I am extremely excited to be having a sweet sister in Christ share a beautiful blog post with you.  A little about Crystal: Hi, I’m Crystal, I am wife to husband Michael, mother to 3 growing kids- Anna, Grace & When I am not at home takingContinue reading “God’s Greatest Story of Grace (Guess Blogger)”

You Can Go Home!

In the Gospel of Luke Jesus talks to his disciples about the Parable of the Lost Son: read these words of Jesus: There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, Father give me my share of the estate. So he divided his property between them. Not long afterContinue reading “You Can Go Home!”

Holy Spirit

   Jesus is preparing his disciples when he is crucified and buried, something that is very difficult for them to hear and understand and Jesus shares about the Advocate to come whom Jesus will send to them and to us from the Father: Read these words of Jesus found in the Gospel of John 16:12-15Continue reading “Holy Spirit”

Ask, Seek, Knock

   These are the words from Jesus according to the Gospel of Matthew 7:7-12 Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who ask receives; and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the doorContinue reading “Ask, Seek, Knock”

We Must Be Different

 These are the words of Jesus according to the Gospel of John, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belong to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out ofContinue reading “We Must Be Different”

Without Christ I Am Nothing!

“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apartContinue reading “Without Christ I Am Nothing!”

The Will of God

As I continue to share with you the Lord’s prayer which is taken from the Gospel of Matthew 6:9-13 “Your kingdom come, your will be done” This prayer is simultaneously a liberating and a challenging one.  It is liberating because it brings us to believer’s acceptance of God’s perfect will. It challenging because one ofContinue reading “The Will of God”

The Lighting of the Christ Candle

Tonight which is Christmas Eve we light the center candle which is the Christ Candle. Over the last four weeks as we have journey together through the advent season we have lite the candles of Hope which reminds us that Christ is coming to fulfill God’s promise. The candle of Peace and through Christ weContinue reading “The Lighting of the Christ Candle”

Second Sunday of Advent

We began Advent last Sunday by lighting the first candle, the candle of Hope. We light it again today to remind us that Christ is coming to fulfill God’s promises. Today we light the second candle of Peace. The prophet Isaiah said, “Comfort, comfort my people” to a nation anxious about invasion and exile, asContinue reading “Second Sunday of Advent”