The Sunday Reader: Vol. 2 | #24

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10 Things You Should Know About Communion With Christ

A good reminder to seek daily renewal and that a deeper experience of the Lord’s presence and joy is possible.

7 Well-Meaning Objections to Church Discipline — And How Pastors Ought to Respond to Them

Our members vow to submit and participate in biblical church discipline. Here’s why.

Does Your Church Truly Care for True Widows?

At the end, the author shares some very concrete examples of how you might express Christ’s love to these dear sisters in our midst.

The Longest Papal Election in History

A funny-if-it-weren’t-true reminder of the inevitable shenanigans that come with deviating from God’s design for church leadership.

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.