This Undercurrent video give updates on recent mission trips to Haiti, Cambodia, Mexico and Waveland, Mississippi.
Posts by "Charley Swanson"
Tagged as Cambodia, Haiti, Mexico, mission trip, Missions, Mississippi, Undercurrents
On April 10, we began our spring sermon series, Scandalous Love!
All of us continue to be affected by the state of the economy, and based on recent surveys of our congregation and podrishioners, we know that people would like suggestions and advice about managing their money. To try and address some of these issues, we’re planning a series called Kingdom Economics that will run from March 6-28.
Tagged as apologetics, Avatar, Divinity of Christ, Islam, Jehovah’s Witness, Muslim, New Age
Our American culture seems to have grown more open to spiritual things in recent history. In general this openness is good—but there is also the danger of losing the uniqueness of what we believe as Christians—that Jesus IS God and not merely one of many ways that God is expressed in the world.
Tagged as A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, Christmas, Future, Mr. Magoo, Past, Present, Scrooge
In many ways, Jesus is like the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future in Charles Dickens’ story A Christmas Carol. However, much more than remind us of our past, Jesus has the power to transform it which allows us new freedom both in our present and our future.
Tagged as Agnostic, apologetics, Environmentalism, Evangelist, Faithfulness, Peace, Rest, Serenity
When we work for justice in the world, we are partnering with what God is already doing. It’s important that we seek God first, rest in God’s love, and only then can respond faithfully to the call to partner with God by fighting for justice in our communities.
Tagged as Baptism, Baptist, Body of Christ, Denominations, Discipleship, Faithfulness, Fruit, Fruit of the spirit, Imperialism, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Repentance, Tithing
When John the Baptist was proclaiming the coming of the Messiah he preached repentance for the forgiveness of sins and called people to be baptized. Jin Kim connected this proclamation to faithfulness in the body of Christ and the importance of bearing fruit in the world.
Tagged as creation, God’s sustaining work, Gratitude, Living sacrifice, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving
For this weekend following Thanksgiving , Dwayne delivered a sermon about the basics of living a thankful lifestyle. He asked questions about what we can thank God for in the middle of difficult situations and why it’s important to practice Thanksgiving in general.
Tagged as Egypt, Poverty, Powers and principalities, Racism, Reciprocal relationships, Spiritual warfare
Greg shared an image that he uses to represent how principalities and powers pollute the “air” we breathe by drawing on the impact of sins committed in the past. Norm shared his story of how he got out of living in poverty with the help of a friend who provided key opportunities.
Tagged as Generational poverty, Generational sin, History, Manifest destiny, Oppression, Racism
Generational sin is the ongoing effect of hurtful behavior that passes on from parents to their children. Not only do the children have to deal with this sin, but God too works with us to overcome these effects of past wrong-doings on our lives.