John 6:35,41-51

August 12 2018 John 6:35, 41-51 “Bread For Life”           A few Mondays ago I was in a hurry. I had an early morning doctors appointment, several visits I needed to make, and had things to do to get ready for the Session meeting that night, so I got up early and showered, then went […]

Ephesians 4:1-16

Ephesians 4:1-16 “Let’s Grow Up” August 5 2018             When I was growing up, our family would take long trips in the summer.  One memorable trip was in the summer of 1961 — I was 5  – when we drove out west — quite an exciting trip filled with stops in Texas — Las Vegas […]

Mark 6:30-44

Mark 6:30-44 Jesus Will Make A Difference July 22, 2018 “We have nothing here but 5 loaves and 2 fish.” The words still rang in Joshua’s mind as he remembered that day in that deserted place where he witnessed the power of God in a mighty way. Joshua, you see, had been a disciple of […]

Mark 6:14-29

Mark 6 :14-29 One Step Ahead Of Jesus July 15 2018       John the Baptist took his place on the world’s stage just before Jesus’ birth.  John was born six months before Jesus.  He was a relative of Jesus, a cousin.  John and Jesus were close in age, and would be close friends as grown […]

Mark 6:1-6

Mark 6:1-6 Who Controls You? July 8, 2018 Have you ever seen the movie “Rudy”? It’s a very inspirational movie about Rudy Ruettiger – one of those movies that include sports and a “feel good” message – so it’s a rare “guy flick” and “gal flick”. Rudy Ruettiger grew up in a devout Catholic family […]

2 Chronicles 7:11-22

2 Chronicles 7: 11-22  “When Will God Bless America?” July 1,2018 God bless America Land that I love Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains – to the prairie — To the ocean white with foam God bless America – my home sweet home God […]

Mark 4:35-41

Mark 4:35-41 When It’s Hard To Be At Peace And Be Still….. June 24, 2015 Hey – God! We’re in trouble down here!  Don’t you care?  Where are you, God? Can’t you hear us? Say something, God!  Do something! God, help us!  Save us!  Please!             In our Mark 4 passage for today, the disciples […]

Joshua 24:1-27

Joshua 24:14-27 “Men of Faith”  June 17 2018  (Father’s Day)             Happy Father’s Day to all of you who are fathers!             Today is Father’s Day, the day when we honor the men who helped give us life and have nurtured us through our lives. A lot of times fathers do not get the respect […]

Mark 3:20-35

Mark 3:20-35 Brothers And Sisters Of Christ June 10 2018       People thought that Jesus was crazy, and with good reason!  Jesus had shaken the foundations. He had made outrageous claims and had generally made a pest of Himself.  The Scribes and Pharisees wanted to kill Him.  They felt that it was far better that […]

2 Corinthians 4:5-12

II Corinthians 4:5-12 “Ministry that Makes A Difference!” June 3, 2018                          Fra Bartolommeo was an Italian monk who was a great painter in the fifteenth century.  One day, however, he threw up his hands in disgust and threw his paints and canvases away — exclaiming he feared his art was coming between himself and […]