Loving the Neighbor

Loving the Neighbor

Wednesday evening we took a few minutes to read and explore Mark 12:28-34. It’s one of those “confrontation” stories with a religious leader, but this one ends more positively. A scribe asks Jesus this question: “Which commandment is first of...
Miracles in Matthew

Miracles in Matthew

It worked before – twice actually – so we thought we’d try it again. I’m thinking about a few years ago when we invited Sunday School classes to study the same curriculum and we explored the same biblical passages and themes during Sunday morning worship....
Gratitude and Thankfulness

Gratitude and Thankfulness

A couple of Sundays ago, the sermon focused on Colossians 3:5-17. You may recall that passage from Colossians included 3 lists of 5 qualities (vv. 5, 8, 12). Some of the lists were encouraging and positive; some were not. There was so much I felt the need to say about...
Jump! Transition Time

Jump! Transition Time

Are you in a season of transition? I believe everyone is to some extent. We all have some area in our life that seems new and scary: back-to-school, new school, new job, no job, moving, renovations, marriage, divorce, new baby, empty nest, health issue, loss of loved...
Strengthening the Knot

Strengthening the Knot

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. But pity the one who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend...
Metaphors

Metaphors

The list was impressive but intentionally one-sided. It was on the membership application card for the church and if you wanted to become a member, you must sign the membership card, agreeing to the list. What was the list about? Things you would not do if you became...