A faultfinder is defined as “a person given to harsh judgments and to finding faults.” None of us want to wear that label, and none of us want to be around a faultfinder. But it’s so easy to see what’s wrong in a situation and what could be done better. It’s so easy to see what’s wrong with another person and how they could change for the better. Our natural minds tend to always gravitate to the negative, and it causes us to find fault.
You can’t stop all the negative thoughts you have about people and situations, but you can stop giving those thoughts life by speaking them out. Don’t give it life! Don’t ruin relationships and situations! You’re never going to see the change you want by finding fault.
So what should you do? God says, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 NIV). Let’s not be faultfinders. Let’s be those who pray and petition God for change with thanksgiving in our heart.
August 6, 2017
Luke 15: 11-32
Cast: Memorial Drive UMC
We all have opportunities to give up on what we’re believing for and walk away from uncomfortable situations. But Joel wants to show you why it’s important to not give up on the promises God put in your heart or on the people placed in your life. Learn the importance of loyalty and faithfulness and how they tie into your destiny.
Elisha received a double portion of Elijah’s anointing when he stayed committed until the end of Elijah’s life. In the same way, if you want to walk in the fullness of God’s blessing and receive everything God has for you, you have to stay committed to what God has in your life.
July 30, 2017
Cast: Memorial Drive UMC
All of us in some way have been wounded from the wrong doing of others. Many carry scars and deep wounds from childhood or from those closest to us.
But Joel wants to show you how lingering pain and disappointment doesn’t have to hold you back anymore. The Good Father wants to pay you back for every injustice.
Instead of staying stuck wondering why this happened, learn to call out to God. The Good Father will not only hear your call, but He’ll make more out of your life than you ever imagined. Luke 12:32 says, “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Find out how the Good Father takes good pleasure in making your wrongs right. He takes good pleasure in giving you what people couldn’t give you.
UUA President the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military:
Continue reading UUA President: Transgender Ban is Blatant Discrimination.
Just as people grow and their lives change, we have to adapt our love to those changes, and our love has to mature and grow. This is so important that the apostle Paul prayed for the Philippian church: “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight” (Philippians 1:9 NIV). It wasn’t that the church was deficient in love, but Paul was saying, “Your love has so much potential to go so much further and build a greater foundation in your lives. Agree with me every day as I pray for you that your love will reach its fullest.”