Do Not Be Weary, November 17, 2019, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Proper 28C / Ordinary 33C / Pentecost +23 6Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. 7For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not […]

Stand Firm & Hold Fast, November 10,2019, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17

22nd Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 27 2As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us, to the effect that the […]

Ecclesial Health, October 27, 2019, 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13

11Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men; but what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. 12We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to be proud of us, so that you may be able to answer those who […]

Caring Relationship, October 20, 2019, Galatians 6:1-10

6Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Look to yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3For if any one thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. […]

Spirit-Inspired Worship, October 13, 2019, Hebrews 12:18-29

18You have not come to something that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest, 19 and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them. 20 (For they could not endure the order that was given, […]

Empowering Servant Leadership, October 6, 2019, John 13:1-20

13 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2And during supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas […]

Intentional Authentic Evangelism, September 22, 2019, John 4:1-42

4 Now when Jesus[a] learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John” 2 —although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized— 3he left Judea and started back to Galilee. 4But he had to go through Samaria. 5So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, […]

Lifelong Discipleship Formation, September 15, 2019: Acts:42-47

42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds[a]to all, […]

Rally Day, September 8, 2019, Luke 14:25-33

Proper 18C / Ordinary 23C / Pentecost +13 25Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, 26“Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. 27Whoever does not carry the cross and […]