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.
By |2021-02-17T04:23:59-05:00February 17th, 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|

Clinging Like Ivy

Date: August 30, 2020

Bible Text: Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-27 |

We continue the story from last week of Jesus exploring and explaining his identity with the disciples. Simon Peter acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah and the Son of God, but when Jesus talks about what
By |2020-08-30T22:22:58-04:00August 30th, 2020|

Disruption

Date: April 5, 2020

Bible Text: Matthew 21:1-17 |

Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week. We remember and celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry to Jerusalem before his passion and resurrection. It was an intentional disruption of the usual Passover celebration that was taking
By |2020-04-06T19:45:17-04:00April 6th, 2020|

Start Again

Date: May 5, 2019

Bible Text: Acts 9:1-6, John 21:1-19 |

We hear and compare stories from the New Testament about two men who met the Risen Jesus and the way it changed their lives: Simon Peter and Saul of Tarsus. Although they started out in
By |2019-05-05T14:52:51-04:00May 5th, 2019|