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Children, Parents, Spouses, and Veggies

Wisdom in the Bible is not an abstract concept, but a pragmatic tool. The book of Proverbs realizes this and offers many wise sayings that directly impact daily life. In today’s exploration of the proverbs, we will study sayings that deal specifically with family. Start children off on the way they should go, and even...

Sweet as Honey

Solid, practical advice. The book of Proverbs does not teach timeless truths that are applicable in every situation. Instead, proverbs are generally accepted wisdom that will help the reader live a good life. This Lenten season we will be studying the topic of wisdom on Sunday mornings. In conjunction with this, I will be writing...

A 40 Day Journey

Repentance. Reflection. Celebration. Tomorrow the church universal will celebrate Ash Wednesday. This church holiday marks the beginning of the season of Lent—the roughly 40 days before Easter. Historically, Christians have used this season to highlight three themes. (1) Repentance. To repent means to turn around. The idea is to recognize the parts of your life...

Faith Fuel Program

Allow me to introduce you to Favour. Favour is an 11 year old girl who lives in Nigeria. Through your support of Unity’s mission programs, Favour is supported financially so that she can receive an education. Unity partners with Access to Success to promote faith, education and family support in Nigeria. A2S supports 250 children...

These Things Last Forever – Part 3

The Big Three “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13 Over the past two weeks we have explored how faith and hope will last forever. Now we get to consider the last and greatest of these eternal qualities: love. All you need is love, right?...

These Things Last Forever – Part 2

The Big Three “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13 Today we will explore the concept of hope. The Greek word for hope is ἐλπὶς. At its most basic, ἐλπὶς means an expectation of the good.  The Christian hope is to expect that good is...

These Things Last Forever

At my college, we had what was called “The Big 3.” It was three activities that, if you were caught doing them on campus, you could be expelled from school. I’ll let you guess what they were. Today I want to talk about a different “Big 3.” These are three things that are so important...

Ecclesiastes Study Begins Today

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” -Ecclesiastes 1:1-2 So…how do we interpret these words? Ecclesiastes is a unique book within the biblical canon. Some commentators call it the strangest book in the Bible. Ecclesiastes seeks to answer one basic question: “What is the meaning of life?” There are several themes present...

2021 GO

How are your New Year’s resolutions going? This past Sunday I asked Unity to adopt a resolution for this year. Really, it’s more of an intention of what we choose to focus our time and energy on. We resolve to GO. Go where? To GO out into the world and create new disciples. Yes, we...

Living Christmas Every Day

Two years ago my family started a new family tradition: Elf on the Shelf. We did not buy the “official” elf but instead used an elf ornament that we already had. Here’s how it works: each night I hide the elf somewhere around the house. In the morning the kids try to find it. Sometimes...

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