“Called” As a Christian you might think your world is upside down sometimes. Here is the way to get it right side up again. Guess what, it’s simple! You are a bearer of the good news as a follower of Jesus Christ. But in that space between sin and being
Michael Gray and his wife Lisa Oliver-Gray Michael is the President elect of our Friends of Koinonia Sunday School class at NFCN. Each week he writes an email with an overview of what happened in class the previous week. Here is this week’s email:
May God bless you with discomfort. Discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. Amen May God bless you with anger. Anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace. Amen May
“To Be A Child of God” Lord help us be your children. Children who can rejoice because we trust you. Help us enjoy your presence. Help us be children who have a wisdom that the world does not understand. Help us be known as children of God. Wake up the
When one thinks of Richard, the words that come to mind are: Well-read, articulate, extemporaneous, gentle, and passionate.
In talking one-on-one with him you’ll quickly discover his deep seated passion. His passion is helping others find their purpose in life. Their soul purpose. Uncorking that passion in front of an audience produces an internal “kaboom”. It’s pure chemistry when a very gifted, passionate public speaker interacts with an audience. Somehow, Richard doesn’t talk at you from the lectern but rather he engages you in a personal conversation. He can say more in 5 minutes than some do in an hour. Yes, he’s that good.
Someday, hopefully soon, TED or Willow Creek’s Global Leadership Summit will invite him to speak at their event. And when they do, all I want for Christmas, is a first row seat. Kaboom!
“A Reluctant Journey.” The journey we are all called to make. It is a path Jesus spoke of when he taught us to pray; “Lead Us Not Into Temptation But Deliver Us From The Evil One.” Jesus knew we needed that prayer at every moment of life. Join Dr Richard
“Our Loving God” Today Dr Richard Parrott talks about a God who nurtures us. A God that shows us what a true parent-child relationship really is. God loves each of us as if there was only one to love and it’s the power of his love that can transform a
“To Bless The Whole World” (Missionary Sunday) Join Dr Richard Parrott as he shares a little background and insight on the issues of Missions and Evangelism and how we are all involved. Everywhere and everything that we do is a reflection of our own mission field. Politics will not win
One student did not share the sense of encouragement and empowerment. We talked together for a few minutes at the close of the day. My young friend was from Korea where he had lived all his life. For his lifetime, the demilitarized zone dividing his homeland. “It is hard to hope and have faith when I see my broken country.” We pray together. I asked him to meet me before class the next day.
“The Love of God” Be merciful just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36 The love of God is greater far, Than tongue or pen can ever tell; It goes beyond the highest star, And reaches to the lowest hell; The guilty pair, bowed down with care, God gave His