Jesus invites all people to follow Him. What does that mean, and what is our role? Jesus isn’t interested in fans. He’s interested in disciples. To follow Jesus means that…

Keeping the Faith

February 7, 2021
The Isaiah passage comes on the heels of the Babylonian exile.  What these exiles need to hear, what they need to know and believe, what they need to trust and…
Jesus' sermon is interrupted by a demon-possessed man.  Most of us think of Sunday worship as a time of quiet and contemplation - a time of centering and serenity.  And…

Our Time is God’s Time

January 24, 2021
In Mark 1:15, Jesus proclaims:  "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent and believe in the good news."  One can sense the urgency of…

The Father’s Heart

January 17, 2021
This story emphasizes the graciousness of the father more than the sinfulness and brokenness of the two sons. We all have a home with God, both the sinner and the…

Baptized in the Holy Spirit

January 10, 2021
There is both continuity and difference between the ministry of John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth.  John's bapism is a "baptism of repentance."  But the Messiah, "will baptize...with the…

New Beginnings

January 3, 2021
After what has been a long year, many of us are ready for a fresh start or at least wondering if it will be a new year of hope.  Christ's…

Two Old Prophets and a Baby

December 27, 2020
When Joseph and Mary present Jesus to the Lord in Jerusalem, they dedicate this child's life to God signifying that the child Jesus will be "holy to the Lord" (Luke…

When God Becomes Small

December 20, 2020
Elizabeth's impossible situation and wonder at what the Lord has done for her sets us up for Mary's equally incredulous story.  The angel responds to Mary's wonderment with those stirring…