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, […]

Keep Your Cool

Keep Your Cool

“Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don’t worry about anything…” (Philippians 4:5–6, CSB) Last week, Paul gave us a counter-intuitive command: Rejoice in the Lord always. Even in difficult situations, we can rejoice because God is in control, and His character is love. Now the Apostle gives us another interesting […]

The Power of Praise

The Power of Praise

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4) Two ladies went into a graveyard to place some flowers and walked around for a bit. Eventually, they came to a tombstone that read: “Here lies a politician and an honest man.” One lady turned to the other and said, “Too bad […]

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 […]

Choking on Worry

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.“ (Philippians 4:6-7, NLT) Have you ever seen someone […]

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 […]