Fear Not x 365

Fear Not x 365

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear….” (1 John 4:18) If you grew up in the ‘80s, you remember the TV show America’s Most Wanted. John Walsh, the host and creator, started the show after his son, Adam, was murdered. Each week the show depicted a child abduction or murder. […]

Perfect Peace in a Perfect Storm

Perfect Peace in a Perfect Storm

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7) Have you ever heard of a perfect storm? That’s when multiple weather elements combine, like hurricane force winds, plus a cold front, plus a downpour of rain. It creates disaster. We’ve been talking about worry, […]

Worried Sick

Worried Sick

“Therefore I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25) This Sunday we will begin a series of sermons on the true pandemic we face in […]

Fear of Judgment?

 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.“ (1 John 4:18, NIV) When I was a kid, I was a bit leery of Jesus’ return.  I know that sounds weird, because Jesus is anything […]

Cast Your Cares on Him

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 2:00 in the morning […]

St. Thomas on Facebook Fights

Do you sometimes watch the fights back and forth on social media?  Do you participate?  Why do we care what others say or think?  Why does it bug us that their opinions are different from ours? Why do we feel the need to get involved and say our piece? In last week’s Catalyst, I quoted […]

America’s “Self-Terrorism”

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not […]

Terror Prayer

Terrorism, as a term, dates back to 18th Century France…but they didn’t invent it.  It has been around since biblical times. The word terrorisme means “to frighten.”  Sun-tzu, the master Chinese warrior from 2100 BC wrote in his book The Art of War, “Kill one, frighten 10,000.”  The Assyrians and Babylonians, during Jeremiah’s day, were […]