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Month: December 2019

Trading Your Resolutions for Jesus’ Questions by Cole Bodkin

December 31, 2019

“What if you do something different this New Year? Instead of setting goals for yourself with your own questions, what if you sit with Jesus’ questions, look at yourself long and hard in the mirror, and allow his questions to shape and guide you into this next year? What if you trade your resolutions for Jesus’ questions?”

What Change Models Look like in Your Congregation by Priscilla Hammond

December 18, 2019

If you have been a leader for very long, you have heard the question, “Why do we need to change?”…

The Prevenient Grace of Mr. Rogers by Andy Stoddard

December 12, 2019

Fred Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian pastor, but I believe that actually he was a Methodist deep down inside. Why do I say that? I don’t know anyone who more fully lived out the concept of “prevenient grace.”

The Work and the Rest that is Worship

December 9, 2019

By Rev. Dr. Robert Haynes In the midst of the Advent season, many church leaders are busy preparing for some…

What a Baby Uncovers: The Judgment of Advent by Aaron Perry

December 7, 2019

“Advent is not simply an invitation to set our houses in order for his birth. Advent is an urgent opportunity to set our houses in order for Jesus’ return. By taking the opportunity to rightly order our lives, we may anticipate the glorious return of Jesus joyfully.”

Leaving their Sheep to Find Jesus: When Shepherds and Angels Meet by Michelle Bauer

December 5, 2019

“The angels filled the sky saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men.” How does “Emmanuel,” God with us, bring peace into our lives? In what area of your life would you like for God’s peace to come?”

WME Upcoming Events – Dec 2019

December 4, 2019

WME is involved in a variety of ministries and covets your prayers for these upcoming events: December 8, 2019 ~…

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Noise Without Word: Worship in a World of Static by Justus Hunter

December 2, 2019

“Ours is an age of noise. We exchange our history for comforting lies of other gods. We exchange our worship for spectacles. We exchange true justice for parodies, imitations, mimicry. We fill our lives with noise. We silence the Word of the Lord.

But the Word comes nevertheless, not in an earthquake or fire or rushing wind, but in this man, Jesus the Christ.”