We have an opportunity for you to register for a conversation that you may find quite helpful. I’ll tell you how in just a few minutes. I’m Larry Szyman and I am one of the pastors of Faith Community.
The intensity of my frustration has to do with whether I believe I can close this gap or not. If I can, I work a plan and move on. If not, I can slide into anger, cynicism and a level of hopelessness.
The desire for life “up here” is not wrong. The challenge comes when that desire slips into a demand. When you discover you cannot close this gap-destructive anger may result affecting yourself and those around you. This can be true of men.
Consider trusting God and the promises He makes. Trust Him with your frustration to transform it toward something productive. An ancient leader named Paul wrote this to a church encouraging them not to go the route of destructive anger…he wrote,
9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
In the month of April alone, I have been tested for COVID-twice. I have been hospitalized in two different locations for a total of five nights. I got my first ambulance ride which was kind of cool. I don’t remember having a fever in my adult life, yet from April 8-22nd I had a dozen fevers averaging 102.5 degrees and a high of 105. I have had 82 blood tests, in addition to EKGs, chest x-rays, you name it.
I chose to trust God and not grow weary of doing good, which is not always my response to life’s frustrations and disappointments. I want to invite you to join me in trusting in something, in Someone bigger than your current strategy: a living God who loves you and is for you.
If in this COVID season you’re experiencing frustration and disappointment that is affecting the way you function in life we can help you!
Pat will be looking in greater depth at this area of frustration and disappointment, offering his insight as a Certified Biblical Counselor. He’ll offer perspective, field questions and offer prayer for those in attendance. Registration is required and is limited to 100 people. You can register by clicking this link. Please take advantage of this opportunity to grow in this challenging season.
And before you move on with your day will you please share this video to spread the hope of Jesus Christ with others? We will see you back here next week for the next edition of Faith and Life.
We can approach the future with hope, even if our candidate loses.
In this week's episode of FAITH & Life, Pastor Larry Szyman takes us on a brief journey to consider our future as a new season of reopening unfolds. Could it be better than the pre-COVID era? Try this exercise.
It’s hard to believe that something so significant could happen that it would replace COVID in the headlines, but it has. Another charged incident of racial conflict and death has grabbed our attention. What has set off the explosion in MPLS are the differences; what will set healing into motion are the similarities. Watch this week's FAITH & Life as Pastor Larry Szyman explains.
Loneliness is a sign that something is off, because we were made for community. So where is there hope for the lonely? Pastor Larry shares the promise Jesus gives us and the hope we can find in Him.
Over the last couple of months, not only have we been confronted with a virus, but we have also been confronted with our illusion of control in our lives. Watch this week's FAITH & Life video, as Pastor Tim Porter shares the invitation Jesus gives us to trust God with the things we cannot control.
To mask or not to mask, is that the question? Opinions abound on how we should move forward in this pandemic.
Are you finding it difficult, stressful, or downright impossible to teach your children at home? Find encouragement from Shannon Christopher in this week's FAITH & Life video.
Struggling with grief, sadness, or depression? Pastor Pat Stream, Pastor of Counseling at FCC, shares the hope that's ours, and invites you to an online event called Faith & Life Conversations.
Moms, are you feeling weary from the abrupt transition to the combined role of Wife, Mom, Teacher and/or Employee? Well, this week's FAITH & Life video is for YOU. Tracy McCutcheon, Director of Women's Ministry at FCC, shares hope-filled encouragement to the worn and weary: "Moms, you’re not alone. You aren’t the first woman who’s felt like this, and God wants to bring His perspective of hope and peace to you."
Over the last several weeks, almost 17 million people have lost their jobs in our country. MANY OF US are experiencing this emotional and economic hardship and ALMOST ALL OF US fear that we may be the next to hear our job is gone. In this Faith & Life video, Pastor Steve Holsteen tells us how God brings us hope in the shadow of job loss.
"Hope is only as helpful as what we are hoping in... our hope needs to be anchored to something more powerful than the things threatening us." In today's FAITH & Life video, Pastor Larry Szyman tells us about a Hope that will carry you through whatever trials you face.
In today's FAITH & Life video, Pastor Steve Holsteen shows us how the Holy Spirit establishes rhythms of relationship and a pulse of purpose in our lives during this time of physical distancing and "Safer at Home."