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
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All Kinds of Evil

Date: September 29, 2019

Bible Text: 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 |

It can be really annoying sometimes when a friend or family member comes to you and tells you, with love, about some of your character flaws and defects. You know they're right, but you hate
By |2019-10-02T01:52:23-04:00October 2nd, 2019|

Going Dutch

Date: September 1, 2019

Bible Text: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, Luke 14:1, 7-14 |

Jesus must have been a heck of a dinner guest. In this week's gospel lesson we read that he was dining with some Pharisees and just can't resist giving them a lesson in ettiquette, God-style.
By |2019-09-03T13:46:03-04:00September 3rd, 2019|

Within Reach

Date: July 14, 2019

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 30:8-14, Luke 10:26-38 |

The parable of the Good Samaritan is well known even among those who know nothing of the Christian faith. We take a look at, as we have done many times before, and this time we
By |2019-07-14T15:50:22-04:00July 14th, 2019|

Oh, You’re Serious

Date: February 24, 2019

Bible Text: Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40, Luke 6:27-38 |

While much of the world seems to be growing more and more hard-hearted toward "others" these days, Jesus directs us on a different path: love your enemies. We explore a bit of enmity: what it
By |2019-03-01T18:17:51-05:00March 1st, 2019|

Balance

Date: February 17, 2019

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 |

The Sermon on the Plain gives us some context for considering the inequity of our society. Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.
By |2019-02-17T14:28:07-05:00February 17th, 2019|

Get a Clue

Date: January 6, 2019

Bible Text: Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12 |

The Apostle Paul writes to the Ephesians about the mystery of Christ. We all love a great mystery, and there are lots of mysteries about Christ. What does he have in mind, and what does
By |2019-01-06T13:42:38-05:00January 6th, 2019|

All the Way

Date: November 4, 2018

Bible Text: Ruth 1:1-18, Mark 12:28-34 |

Jesus discusses the greatest commandments with a scribe. I hope no one is surprised that it's "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all
By |2018-11-16T22:02:39-05:00November 16th, 2018|

Cleaning House

Date: January 28, 2018

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 |

In Mark's gospel, Jesus begins his ministry with authoritative preaching and a demonstration of his authority by casting out an unclean spirit. This sets the tone for the whole gospel. Jesus' ministry is to "clean
By |2018-06-13T13:36:12-04:00March 25th, 2018|