Lakeland Community Church
The Bible’s Shadiest Tales: David’s Sons Jockey For The Throne

The Bible’s Shadiest Tales: David’s Sons Jockey For The Throne

August 9, 2020
David's oldest son does a series of foolish things trying to make himself king instead of his brother. How does God deal with us when we make the same mistakes over and over again?
The Bible’s Shadiest Tales: David’s Shady Nurse

The Bible’s Shadiest Tales: David’s Shady Nurse

August 2, 2020
David is described as ʺa man after God's own heart."  Yet as an old man David had many wives, one of them a teenage girl! How can we trust God when our spiritual leaders let us down?
Let the Bible Speak! “Two Trees”

Let the Bible Speak! “Two Trees”

July 26, 2020

How does one achieve authentic spirituality? It is all about the soil, not the fruit. We examine Galatians 5:19-26, the classic "fruit of the Spirit" passage from Paul. All too often Christians believe they should simply "will" the fruit of the Spirit. But the fruit is OF the Spirit - the fruit issues from the Spirit. This is far different from cobbling together spiritual fruit and then nailing it to the Spirit. 

Divine Habits: The Gathered Church

Divine Habits: The Gathered Church

July 19, 2020

How have your spiritual rhythms been doing since the pandemic started? The Christian life is nothing but habits and disciplines used to transform us into the image of Christ. How is your Sabbath-keeping discipline these days? And to the point, how is your habit of gathering going? Is it time for you to return to church? 

Let the Bible Speak! “The Sacrament of the Present Moment”

Let the Bible Speak! “The Sacrament of the Present Moment”

July 12, 2020

The Sacrament of the Present Moment is a spiritual book written by an 18th century Jesuit, Jean-Pierre De Caussade. I am simply using the title concept to speak to our current culture about how spirituality and compassion work together.