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 […]

Genesis 45:1-15

Genesis 45:1-15 How Do You Treat Those Who Mistreat You?  February 24, 2019             Have you ever felt that people were mistreating you? Have you ever been hurt by someone and had the feeling that the way they are  treating you,  or the things that they were saying about you, were just not fair? Or […]

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 […]

Revelation 1:4b-8, John 18:33-37

Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37 Is Christ Your King? November 25, 2018 (Christ The King Sunday) “I am the Alpha and the Omega”, says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8) Very powerful words, are they not? Very powerful words – and a perfect text for […]