Good Monday afternoon! The readings for this coming Sunday will be: Psalm 119:81-88; Jeremiah 23:16-29; Hebrews 11:17-31; Luke 12:49-56. Real hope or false hope? Real peace or just the illusion of peace? The readings from Jeremiah and Luke are linked by this idea that for everything God has to offer us, the world wants to offer us a substitute. Real hope is founded on what the Bible declares to be true – even if we can’t see it! False hope is born out of wishful thinking and letting our emotions be our guide. Real peace is a gift of the risen Jesus that brings calm even in the midst of conflict. False peace is what we chase after because we are afraid of conflict. Don’t accept any substitutes in your life! God wants you to know the real hope and the real peace that only Jesus can provide. Blessings on your week,

Pastor Dunbar