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 […]

Mark 10:17-31

 Mark 10:17-31 “Can You Handle The Truth?” October 14 2018 Benjamin was a good man. He had been good all his life. He had been a good boy and remained that way.  He was also a smart man. He showed evidence of high intelligence at an early age and his parents made sure he was […]

Mark 9:38-50

Mark 9:38-50 Working Together For God’s Glory September 30 2018             In the Gospel passage before us today Jesus is calling on His followers, and of course that includes us, to work together for God’s glory. Jesus says: “Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” You know, sometimes it takes just […]

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Mark  7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 How’s Yur Heart? September 2 2018             The Pharisees and their Scribes huddled together and shared their amazement at what Jesus was saying and doing. They had been sent from Jerusalem to make the trip up to Galilee and observe what this teacher Jesus was doing.  Rumors and stories of Jesus […]

John 6:56-69

John 6:56-69                             Is Your Life Dedicated To God? August 26, 2018             After this a lot of his disciples left. They no longer wanted to be associated with him. Then Jesus gave the Twelve their chance: “Do you also want to leave?”             Peter replied, “Master, to whom would we go? You have the words […]

Ephesians 5:15-20

Ephesians 5:15-20 It’s Fun To Be Careful August 19, 2018             “Be very careful, then, how you live .. ‘ (Ephesians 5:15)             Be careful!             Two words I would usually hear while I was growing up any time I left the house,  whether to go to a friend’s house as a child, or on […]

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 […]