Ash Wednesday Service Online

Date: February 17, 2021

Bible Text: Joel 2:1-2, 11-16, Matthew 6 |

This is an "on demand" worship service, if those words can actually go together, for Ash Wednesday. It follows the liturgy in our Presbyterian Book of Common Worship and includes the virtual imposition of ashes.
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What Compels You?

Date: February 7, 2021

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 9:16​–23, Mark 1:29​–39 |

Paul feels compelled to preach the gospel; Jesus, having done good work in Capernaum, is ready to move on to new ground to continue his work. Both keep a sharp focus on the goal of
By |2021-02-07T18:13:44-05:00February 7th, 2021|

By Whose Authority?

Date: January 31, 2021

Bible Text: Galatians 5:16​-26, Mark 1:21​–28 |

At the beginning of Jesus' ministry he taught in the synagogue in Capernaum. His teaching had tremendous impact on those who heard him, because he taught "with authority, not like the scribes." His authoritative words
By |2021-02-02T16:59:23-05:00February 2nd, 2021|

Turn, Turn, Turn

Date: January 24, 2021

Bible Text: Jonah 3:1-5, 10, 1 Corinthians 7:29​-31, Mark 1:14​-20 |

The three texts today come from very different times and contexts, but they share an urgency about repentance and the call to turn to the Lord. Paul, in particular, invites the Corinthian believers to live
By |2021-01-24T23:20:43-05:00January 24th, 2021|

Free Indeed

Date: January 17, 2021

Bible Text: John 1:43-51, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 |

In Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, he addresses several situations in that congregation where folks were taking their freedom in Christ as license to do whatever they wanted. This seems to have included participating
By |2021-01-20T16:16:55-05:00January 20th, 2021|

One Drop of Water

Date: January 10, 2021

Bible Text: Acts 19:1-7, Mark 1:4-11 |

When Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River, the heavens opened, the Holy Spirit descended, and a voice announced, "This is my Son, the Beloved, in whom I am well pleased." In being
By |2021-01-20T13:25:09-05:00January 19th, 2021|