By charityrattray

love all, but above all love God, keep moving forward, pray give thanks & live well

Steadfast Love Week 4

Stop thinking of beauty in terms of culture and sexuality; Holy is beautiful.  Let beauty be redefined by holy and then you will see clearly. Beauty isn’t just the physical appeal of another.  It’s not the way you appraise someone as attractive with your eyes.  Beauty can be seen in her choice to give only…

Steadfast Love Week 3

Proverbs 24:3-4 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Wisdom builds, no matter the challenges it has within it the capacity to build.  Pray together: Lord set us up, with the skill of wisdom.  God lay the foundation.  God…

Steadfast Love Week 2

“I found Him whom my soul loves. I held him and would not let go.”  Song of Songs, 3:4 “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by…

5.17.2019

“You are worthy, our Lord and God,     to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things,     and by your will they were created     and have their being.” See JESUS clearly at the front tonight.  He is it.  He is the only person who is the express image of God established firmly in…

TO MY 40 YEAR OLD SELF, BY KAY STEVIE

Char here and we have been publishing these dear twenty-something letters and I was thinking, I might need a letter myself about life and wisdom for how to approach 40.  So I asked Katie who is always throwing something useful into our conversations! Enjoy! Embrace being 40.  Age is a gift that has been given…

Sermon Notes from 4.27.2019

Barriers to Peace: Busyness.  Lack of rest.  Life lived with a lack of quietness.  Stress.  Burdens.  Total frustration. Do you recognize your own decision fatigue? We arduously spend the week.  We need resting places. The days can seem so long, so full.  How many times have you wondered was it just yesterday that happened? The books/studies pile like unread mail…

Dear Twenty-Something, Jen Roush

Dear Twenty-Something, As I share a couple thoughts, my hope is that you find encouragement. I realize now that most of what I wish I had known or had done differently in my twenties came from not walking closely with God. As it has always been from the beginning of time, pain and regret followed.…

In-between Sermon Notes Fellowship of Christian Athletes

How do you define your value in the in-between? The cross complete and the tomb is sealed shut and if you are following Jesus what do you do? Tonight I want to talk to you about the in between.  The place in life when the resurrection is not yet.  If you are following Jesus and…

Dear Twenty-Something, Laura Schilling

What would I tell my 20 something self? First of all, you are amazing. Don’t try to be like every other girl. God created you with your own special gifts, identify them and use them well. Don’t ever, I repeat don’t ever compare yourself to others. Your legs are not fat, they are strong and can take you on many fun adventures. Don’t pine over the lithe thin body of a certain friend. Rejoice in the fact that you have your own wonderful body. Treat your body with much respect. You are God’s princess. Don’t sleep with just any one,…

Sermon Notes 3.28.2019

What is love?  Currently in our culture we need clarity.  Gospel clarity please.  If you understand the difference between passive tolerant love compared to passionate relational love you will be able to figure it out. One is incomplete and even I would say a form of false love. Counterfeit. Mao Zedong a Chinese leader writes,…