Showoff

Date: February 9, 2020

Bible Text: Isaiah 58:1-10, Matthew 5:13-20 |

In a time when people around him were likely feeling resentful and/or defeated by their socio-economic and political life, Jesus offers his disciples a model of how to live as God's children in the world.
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I Hope

Date: February 2, 2020

Bible Text: Micah 6:1-8, Matthew 5:1-12 |

This week's gospel lesson is the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, a three-chapter collection of Jesus' teachings in the book of Matthew. We start with a group of sayings called the Beatitudes, from
By |2020-02-19T16:30:38-05:00February 19th, 2020|

Going Off the Map

Date: January 26, 2020

Bible Text: Psalm 27:1-9, Matthew 4:12-23 |

Last week we heard the story of how Jesus' first disciples got started with him as told by John's gospel. This week we hear about it from Matthew. The details are quite a bit different,
By |2020-01-28T15:57:57-05:00January 28th, 2020|

See Something, Say Something

Date: January 19, 2020

Bible Text: Isaiah 49:1-7, John 1:29-42 |

Presbyterians have a reputation for not talking about their faith very much. This, like most stereotypes, is a mix of fact and fallacy. It is true that our tradition is more introverted than some of
By |2020-01-21T16:30:21-05:00January 21st, 2020|

Soaked

Date: January 12, 2020

Bible Text: Isaiah 42:1-9, Matthew 3:13-17 |

This Sunday's lectionary theme is the Baptism of the Lord. It's admittedly a bit of a jump from the end of Christmas last Sunday and Epiphany on Monday, but since we know virtually nothing about
By |2020-01-19T14:25:20-05:00January 19th, 2020|

For God’s Good Pleasure

Date: January 5, 2020

Bible Text: Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14 |

What? What do you mean it's still Christmas? Yep, for a few more days it's Christmastide, until January 6. Personally, I'm really enjoying the ongoing comfort of Christ's appearing in these darkest days of winter.
By |2020-01-07T18:58:57-05:00January 7th, 2020|

Learning To Be Human

Date: December 29, 2019

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Merry Christmas! The season of Christmas lasts for twelve days (like the song says), beginning with Christmas Day and ending on Epiphany, January 6. So we will continue our celebration of Jesus' birth for two
By |2020-01-01T15:13:04-05:00December 29th, 2019|