A New Beginning

Steve Petroelje

READ: Genesis 3:14-24 Therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. (v. 23) Life in a fallen world contains endings. Sometimes we know the end is coming. We know we are reading the final pages of a book, we see the clock wind down on an athletic …

The Power to Begin Again

Steve Petroelje

READ: Acts 2:1-21 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. (v. 4) How do we find strength to start anew? How do we get out of bed and make a difference despite pain, sorrow, and past mistakes? We don’t begin again on our own strength, rather we are reliant upon God and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Peter …

Hope Through It All

Steve Petroelje

READ: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. (v. 16) We all grieve the sadness that many endings cause us to feel. We grieve the death of a …

The End of Life

Steve Petroelje

READ: Job 19:25-27 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. (v. 25) Unless Christ returns first, each of us will face the end of life through death. We are reminded of this regularly as we experience the death of a loved one, read an obituary, or drive past a cemetery. …

The End of a Season

Steve Petroelje

READ: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. (v. 1) The seasons of nature change from spring to summer to fall to winter. Each season brings its own unique weather patterns, challenges, and opportunities. We also transition through changing seasons of life and natural life cycles. It’s true for crops in …