One Day: “The Lord Is Righteous”

Passage: Amos 6:1-6; 7:1-9; 8:11-14 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary The book of Amos is “apocalyptic” literature, because its purpose is to reveal to us a greater perspective on truths we often can’t see. In Amos chapters 6-8, through visions and pronouncements, Amos reveals a greater perspective on three great truths….

One Day: “God Desires True Worship”

Passage: Amos 5:18-27 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary It is possible to have a faith that appears vibrant, but in reality, is empty and decaying. Amos reawakens us to this possibility, lamenting our false worship and teaching us what true worship entails. First, true worship begins with offering ourselves to God….

Three Takeaways from “Let’s Talk: Racial Justice and the Church”

On Thursday evening, May 28, the North Shore Gospel Partnership, a collaboration of churches in Essex County, hosted a virtual live event titled Let’s Talk: Racial Justice and the Church. The conversation was honest and vulnerable as pastors shared their own experiences with racism and offered wisdom for how Christians can faithfully embody a commitment…

Lent Series: Sin as Death

Following is the third of weekly devotionals that will be posted throughout the Lenten season. May these reflections encourage and help you as you repent, reflect, and prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Thank you to Natalie Crowson for today’s post.   But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves…