Micah 6:9-16 - The Lord Speaks

I will be honest with you this morning. I found myself struggling with this text. It is not because it is complicated or unclear. On the contrary, it is straight forward and easy to understand. My struggle with this text was that it again returns to talking about sin and the judgment that is to follow. I found myself resisting this text and wishing that I did not have to preach it today. I found myself asking the question, “Is there any other text I could preach today?” I will also admit to you that it is precisely because of how I felt this week that as a church we value going systematically through a book. It would be far too easy to skip portions of scriptures if this were not a commitmen

Micah 6:8 Do Justice, Love Mercy and Walk Humbly With Your God

Since becoming a pastor I have become aware of the struggle to bring together righteousness and truth with mercy and love. When I am dealing with righteousness and truth I tend to become less merciful and loving. When I am trying to be loving and merciful it seems as though the temptation is to neglect being clear in regards to righteousness and truth. Honestly, I struggle to merge these two things together. When I am strong in one area I struggle in the other. I consider myself a merciful person but there are many situations when my reaction is NOT always patient, loving and merciful. For this reason, I am so glad that the Scriptures give me permission, and even responsible, to respond with

Micah 5:10-15

Recently I finished the construction of my mother-in-laws three season porch. However, there is something about it that bothers me every time I go into the room. It has to do with the floor. When I was installing this special laminate floor I found that some of the joints would come apart. This would often cause me to take apart rows of flooring and redo them. When I finished the floor there were no issues so I completed putting on the door trim and all of the base. Unfortunately, since that time there are now two spots where the floor has separated again. To fix it I will have to remove the base trim and pull up some of the flooring. It is a big job and I am not looking forward to it. Why d

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