Celebrating Community Through Service
by Pastors.AI on April 22nd, 2024
14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t...  Read More
Boundaries with Technology Guide
by Pastors.AI on April 21st, 2024
I explored the historical perspective of the church's relationship with technology, from the printing press to digital media, and how each phase was initially met with skepticism. I stressed that while technology can enhance our ability to connect and access information, it also presents challenges that require us to maintain a balance.Delving into Proverbs' teachings, I drew parallels between anc...  Read More
The Inclusivity of God's Table
by Pastors.AI on April 19th, 2024
33 So, my dear brothers and sisters, when you gather for the Lord’s Supper, wait for each other. 34 If you are really hungry, eat at home so you won’t bring judgment upon yourselves when you meet together. I’ll give you instructions about the other matters after I arrive. Communion is a sacred time of reflection, confession, and remembrance of Jesus Christ's sacrifice. It is a reminder of the incl...  Read More
Embracing the Family of God
by Pastors.AI on April 18th, 2024
Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!” The concept of family extends beyond biological ties to encompass the family of God. This spiritual family offers companionship and support for those whose biological relatives may not share the same faith journey. Within the church community, individuals find a sense of belonging and encouragement that can susta...  Read More
Seeds of Support
by Karen Robinson & Faith Parry on April 17th, 2024
From Karen: The Boomers met on April 2nd and prepared the monthly mailbox motivations for the Bannerman (BLC) faculty and staff. Hagan Ace Hardware in Green Cove donated flower seed packets. We attached notes to each packet and placed them in faculty and staff mailboxes (pictured above). This week, Pizza Hut of Green Cove provided the staff with pasta trays and breadsticks for lunch, and the Boomers...  Read More
Boundaries for Spiritual Health
by Pastors.AI on April 17th, 2024
24 Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, 25 or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul. Evaluating the influence of family members on one's spiritual journey is crucial. While familial ties are given, the degree to which their behavior affects one's life is a choice. Setting boundaries with those whose actions are detrimental to spiritual well-being is not o...  Read More
Wisdom in Family Dynamics
by Pastors.AI on April 16th, 2024
13 Spouting off before listening to the factsis both shameful and foolish.14 The human spirit can endure a sick body,but who can bear a crushed spirit? The story of Abigail, Nabal, and David is a powerful example of the impact that wisdom and discernment can have within family relationships. Abigail's ability to act swiftly and wisely in the face of her husband's foolishness not only prevented blo...  Read More
Strength in Spiritual Unity
by Pastors.AI on April 15th, 2024
1 How wonderful and pleasant it iswhen brothers live together in harmony!2 For harmony is as precious as the anointing oilthat was poured over Aaron’s head,that ran down his beardand onto the border of his robe. The interconnectedness of a church community is not merely a social network; it is a spiritual tapestry woven together by shared beliefs, prayers, and the collective pursuit of God's will....  Read More
Boundaries with Family Discussion Guide
by Pastors.AI on April 14th, 2024
In my sermon today, I explored the complex dynamics of family relationships and the importance of setting holy boundaries within them. I acknowledged the challenges that come with family ties, some of which we choose and others we inherit. I read from Proverbs 10:23, which contrasts the enjoyment of folly with the pleasure of living wisely, and shared a personal reflection on the allure of spontan...  Read More
Boundaries with Friends Discussion Guide
by Pastors.AI on April 10th, 2024
My sermon focused on living in the freedom Christ gives us, mainly through the lens of friendship and boundaries. I introduced the book of Proverbs as our guide for this series, acknowledging that while it's often overlooked due to its poetic nature, it contains profound wisdom on living wisely. I used Jesus' relationships as a model to illustrate different types of friendships: the crowd, the tri...  Read More
Prayers for General Conference
by Faith Parry on April 10th, 2024
In a short time, people worldwide and news stations alike will be turning their eyes to Charlotte, NC, as the United Methodists gather for the first time in 5 years to handle the general business of the church. More than 800 men and women from around the globe have been elected and are now preparing to represent their Annual Conferences by working with their delegations.The Florida Annual Conferen...  Read More
Raising Your Relational IQ Discussion Guide
by Pastor AI on April 5th, 2024
Our focus today is on Mary Magdalene, a devoted follower of Jesus, who experienced profound healing and transformation through her encounter with Him. Despite not being named among the twelve disciples, her dedication was such that the church later honored her as a saint and a disciple of the disciples. Her story is pivotal as she was the first to witness the empty tomb and the resurrected Christ....  Read More