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Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Luke 13;31-35

Genesis 15:1-12, 17- 18 Luke 13:31-35 Who’s Afraid? Lent 2  March 17 2019             We are 2 weeks into the Season of Lent, , the six weeks in the Church year when we focus on what God has done for us through the death of Christ for our sins and our response to God’s great […]

Deteronmy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-15

Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Luke 4:1-15 Remembering Who We Are Lent 1 (Communion) March 10, 2019             We are beginning the Sundays In Lent today. Lent is the 6 week season of the Church year before the events of Holy Week, the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday and the resurrection on Easter. During Lent we focus […]

Exodus 34:29-35, Luke 9:28-36

Exodus 34:29-35 Luke 9:28-36 Jesus Stands Alone March 3, 2019 Transfiguration Today’s scripture lessons are not for the faint of heart. Some may say that they are  not for our times. Ours is an era of broad minds and acceptance. Many feel that the only thing they’re certain about is that there’s  nothing worth being […]

Luke 5:1-11

Luke 5:1-11 “Are You Ready To Fish/” February 10, 2019             I love to fish.             In our Scripture lesson for today, Peter, James, John, and others were doing what I love to do — they were fishing.  For them, however, it wasn’t a recreational activity — it was their job — so you can […]

Luke 4:21-30

Luke 4:21-30 “Insiders” And The Spirit Of God February 3 2019 Jesus saw it coming while it was still about a mile down the road. “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ And you will say, ‘Do here … the things that we heard you did at Capernaum.’” He said.  Jesus […]

Luke 4:14-21

Luke 4:14-21 It’s Good News January 27  2019       Our passage from Luke 4 for today tells the story of Jesus’ visit to His hometown synagogue in Nazareth at the beginning of His ministry.  Luke places this story at the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry as a way of telling us, at the outset, what […]

John 2:1-11

John 2:1-11 Revealed Through Actions January 20 2019             Show me the money! Have you ever heard that expression?  It comes from the movie Jerry Maguire. The movie is about Jerry Maguire, a sports agent who has to lure and entice talented athletes to commit to letting him be their agent, negotiate their contracts with […]

Isaiah 43:1-7, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Isaiah 43:1-7 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 “I Am Whose I Am” Baptism of the Lord January 13, 2019 Today is a special day in the Church year, although many people don’t realize the significance of it. Today is the day when we celebrate the baptism of Jesus.  Every year on the Sunday after Epiphany we read […]

Isaiah 60:1-6. Matthew 2:1-12

Isaiah 60;1-6 Matthew 2:1-12 What Can I Give? Epiphany January 6 2019             Happy New Year             Today is January 6, so our Christmas and New Year’s celebrations may be winding down.  All the hubub may have settled down a bit. You may have undecorated your tree.             But today is a special day in […]

Zepahaniah 3:14-20, Luke 3;7-15

Zephaniah 3:14-20 Luke  3:7-18 “Is It Good News?” Advent 3       December 16,2018             In our Old Testament reading for today Zephaniah is proclaiming a day of joy, a day of rejoicing. He is proclaiming a day when God’s will will be prominent in the land, exiles will return home, and those who are hurt or […]