God’s Mysterious Ways

August 16, 2020
This is the moving climax of a long and drawn out story.  Joseph's brothers, who had sold him into slavery several chapters ago, have just finished a rousing speech.  As…
We Gentiles can rejoice that God has graciously chosen to adopt us into God's family against nature, common sense, and good taste without thinking (blasphemously) that our inclusion is to…

Swept Up into Life

July 12, 2020
When it comes to our ultimate destiny, what's next, our fates are in the hand of a merciful God.  The same God who daily, throughout our lives, has shown such…
Let's be honest.  Most of us hope for a life that's unburdened, where we are free from all yokes around our necks.  Then here comes God's Son, Savior of the…

Practicing Hospitality

June 28, 2020
When we reach out, open our lives, receive and offer the grace of God in the smallest of ways, in breaking bread, in sharing a cup, we encounter another, we…

God’s Peace

June 14, 2020
Paul really drives home his point that the God to whom we have attempted to gain access has, in Jesus Christ, gained access to us by saying that God’s desire…

Authorized

June 7, 2020
The Great Commission passage is one of the places in Scripture where we see mention of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. On this Trinity Sunday, we will consider the…

All Shook Up

May 31, 2020
Today is Pentecost.  We celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit.  It marks the birthday of the church.  Does the coming of the Holy Spirit affect your life?  How does…

A Commandment to Love

May 17, 2020
Jesus talks to His disciples about love in a very commanding way...not a feeling, but rather a requirement of following Christ.