The Sunday Reader: Vol. 2 | #1

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Should We Try to Convert Non-Reformed Christians to Calvinism?

Rev. Spotts answers this common question from personal experience.

Training Children for Church

Visitors are often surprised by how small children at PURC are able (for the most part) to sit quietly through our services. It’s certainly not because our kids are naturally more self-controlled than others! Here are some practical tips for helping your little ones thrive in church.

Don’t Reap to the Edge of Your Field

Michael Kelley explains an important principle behind the command not to glean the edges of fields (Lev 19): “To use the language of Leviticus, we tend to reap to the edge of our fields. We use all of everything we have – all our money. All our time. All our energy. All our everything – and sometimes more. As a result, we don’t have anything left “just in case.””

Bible Reading Plans for 2019

Personally, I prefer plans that work through several sections of Scripture at once.

A Letter to an Inactive Member

If not for you personally, perhaps this will help you find balanced words to address someone else in your life.

ABOUT — The Sunday Reader shares articles we've found particularly insightful, thought-provoking, or edifying this week. While not always representing the views of our Pastors and Elders, these selections offer a mix of viewpoints to broaden and frame your understanding of God, Scripture, ourselves, and the world we serve in Christ's name.

Rev. Michael Spotts

Pastor Michael has been involved in ministry for over ten years. Before his ordination at Phoenix URC, he participated in foreign missions (Australia, Russia). He holds an Assoc. in Biblical Studies (2004) and an M.Div (WSCAL, 2016). 

Prior to ministry, he owned a commercial photography business for ten years. He still enjoys shooting landscape photos.