October 6 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Adventure In Faith Week 1 – I Live My Truth Spiritually
“Devotion to God is normal.” Of course it is! We are made of the essence of God! This quote is one of our church values. But how do we apply this Truth? How does it support us in living our spirituality? And how does living it support the vision and mission of our church?
“For whatsoever is begotten of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” I John 5:4
October 13 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Adventure In Faith Week 2 – I Live My Truth Through My Thoughts
Our thoughts affect everything we think say and do. If we want to change our lives we must begin by becoming aware of what we are thinking and feeling, and then make the conscious, thoughtful choice to amend, adjust and improve our thoughts!
“For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.” Matthew 12:17
October 20 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Adventure In Faith Week 3 – I Live My Truth through My Body
Isn’t it interesting that our power center is at the base of the tongue? The very instrument that so often belies the Truth of our being also has within it the power to bless or curse our body. The words we speak are food to our soul and body. What are we feeding it? Is the life I am living in and through my body Truth or lie?
“For in many things we all stumble. If any stumble not in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.” James 3:2
October 27 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Adventure In Faith Week 4 – I Live My Truth In My Significant Relationship
What truth do you live in your significant relationship? Are you sending mixed messages? Do you even believe you have a significant relationship? You do.
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” I Corinthians 13:1
November 3 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Adventure In Faith Week 5 – I Live My Truth in My Community
Community can be defined many different ways, yet all communities have at least one thing in common – “unity.” How do you define community? Are you actively doing your part to live and demonstrate your Truth in and through it, thus contributing to the higher good of all?
“Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he that loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8
November 10 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Adventure In Faith Week 6 – I Live My Truth Through My Creative Expression
Each of us is an individual expression of God, an “only begotten Son,” created to creatively express Truth in our own unique way. Are you living this Truth in your creative expression or have you shut off that channel to your soul manifestation?
“And out of the ground Jehovah God formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the heavens; and brought them unto the man to see what he would call them: and whatsoever the man called every living creature, that was the name thereof.” Genesis 2:19
November 17 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Adventure In Faith Week 7 – I Live My Truth In & Through My Finances
The Value of Tithing – Priceless! Tithing is one of the oldest traditions in history and is one of our church values. Why? How does it contribute to the vision and mission of our church? How can using it to live your Truth in your finances enhance your life and the lives of those around you?
“…give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38
November 24 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
The Spiritual Science of Gratitude
Applying an attitude of gratitude benefits us in mind, body & soul. People who regularly practice gratitude experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. What is your practice of gratitude and is there room for improvement?
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:17
December 1 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
The Birth Foretold
“In the Beginning God created” the Christ Idea. The seed was planted, the embryo grew, and Isaiah foretold its deliverance. Are you listening? Are you understanding? Are you ready?
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
December 8 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Shepherds Keep Watch
The birth of the Christ within is a great mystery. We must be ever vigilant as we watch and wait, protecting the purity and innocence of the new thoughts being born within us.
“And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.” Luke 2:8
December 15 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Why a Virgin?
Why is the virgin birth part of the opening gospels of Matthew and Luke but not of Mark or John? Why is it not mentioned in any of Jesus teachings as presented throughout the gospels? Is the Virgin Birth important…or isn’t it?
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, And they shall call his name Immanuel” Matthew 1:23
December 22 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Each year at this time we celebrate the birth of spiritual awareness within us. But does that birth happen over and over again? Or is there something
more to it?
“And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you
this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11
December 29 – Reverend Rebecca Galati
Wisemen, Magi or Kings?
Who are these Wisemen, Magi or Kings? If they are from the “east” traveling to Jerusalem wouldn’t they be going west even though they said they saw a star in the east and were following it? We hear they are kings of the orient, yet Matthew never says that. We hear there were three of them, yet Matthew never says that either! And what are Magi, anyway?!
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, Wise-men from the east came to Jerusalem” Matthew 2:1