An Outrageous Claim, December 9, 2018, Luke 3:1-6

Advent 2C 3In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to […]

Testify, November 25, 2018, John 18:33-38

Allegiances have you proclaimed? I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign…

Provoke, November 18, 2018, Hebrews 10:11-25

Proper 28B/Ordinary 33B/Pentecost 26 11And every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. 12But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at the right hand of God,” 13and since then has been waiting “until his […]

Her Whole Life, November 11, 2018, Mark 12:38-44

38As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! 40They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive […]

What the Master did with TREASURES, October 28, 2018, Mark 5:1-20

Proper 25B/Ordinary 30B/Pentecost 23 Reformation Day  October 28, 2018 5 1-5 They arrived on the other side of the sea in the country of the Gerasenes. As Jesus got out of the boat, a madman from the cemetery came up to him. He lived there among the tombs and graves. No one could restrain him—he couldn’t […]

What the Master did with TALENTS, October 21, 2018, Mark 5:1-20

Imagine someone gave you a one-of-a-kind gift that was made especially for you. What would you do with it? Would you hide it under a rock or locked away or would you show it to others? Hopefully you would not just keep it to yourself but…

What the Master did with TIME, October 14, 2018, Mark 5 The Message (MSG)

It’s pretty easy for us to remember that as disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to give ten percent of our money for God’s ministry.  The stewardship season always focuses upon the financial aspect of our life, but there is more to being a steward – a caregiver – someone holding resources in trust for another…

World Communion Sunday, October 7, 2018, Mark 10:2-16

In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds*. That’s nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year. The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is …

I Am The Greatest?, September 23, 2018, Mark 9:30-37

Proper 20B/Ordinary 25B/Pentecost 18 30They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” 32But […]