ECHOS Part 2 - On Your Side

For many reasons when we think of God, most of us in the West think of a male deity.  Father.  That isn't wrong, but are we missing some essential aspects of the character of God when we limit "Him" to being a male?

This Sunday is Mother's Day and Mike Gathright considered what we might learn from considering mothers and motherhood with God's approach to each and every one of us.  




Come on....they deserve more than one day don't they!?  Moms.  What would the world be like without them?  A mother's love protects, provides, sustains and guides us.  There is nothing they won't do for us.  They believe in us.  They love us.

Sunday morning at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright considered the power and beauty of a mother's love, where it comes from and what it is for. 

IN THE SAME BOAT(Forgiveness - Part 3)

There is no way to avoid it, sooner or later, we are going to have to forgive others.  It is just a reality of life.  To live with the bitterness and resentment of unforgiveness not only leaves us separated from others, it takes a huge toll on our personal sense of well-being.  Jesus understood this and has invited us into a unique and life-changing way to forgive one another.  

This week at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright considered this invitation and how it might help us move forward in life - together.

FORGIVENESS (Forgiveness - Part 2)

How we judge and assess other people plays a big role in how we treat them, feel about them and relate to them. This caused one writer to say, "The most important thing about you is what you think when you think about God."  If that's true, then certainly a close second would be what we think when we think about ourselves.  

This Sunday at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright considered how God's offer of forgiveness not only changes our relationship with Him, it can also transform our relationship with ourselves.

MOP SLIPPERS (Forgiveness - Part 1)

2017!  Wow. It is a year that sounds like the future, a time and place so much better and advanced than our reality.  Didn't you think, hope, by 2017 we'd be further along, more advanced, sophisticated, civilized, balanced, just, fair?  Why aren't we?  What is holding us back?

Lots of people came to Jesus with these same questions and he totally shocked them with his answer.  This Sunday at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright explored what Jesus seems to think is holding us back from the future we all want.