Outsiders

September 5, 2021
Both people in today’s story were outsiders. All of us are outsiders. None of us have any right or any standing before God. Like the Syrophoenician woman and the deaf…

The Unseen Enemy

August 22, 2021
It's important for us to recognize and understand the subtleties of satan's maneuvering in our lives and how to put on the armor that is Christ. Satan works through deception,…

Projecting God

August 15, 2021
We all harbor certain images of God in our hearts and minds.  We will look at some of those images today and ultimately declare that the best "projection" in this…
Jesus turns His discussion about bread in a new direction.  He declares that we are to feed on Him!  Most often, our faith journey contains doctrine and creed, and deep…
Following the miraculous feeding of the 5000, the crowds crowd around Jesus because they received the feeding…they wanted more of what Jesus could give them…but Jesus is on to them,…

All in a Day’s Work!

July 25, 2021
Two of Jesus’ amazing miracles happen in these 21 verses: he feeds 5000, and then walks on the water! All in a day’s work for Jesus. Here, the gospel writer,…

I Will Sing to the Lord!

July 18, 2021
This psalm is one I have used often in my calling as a pastor. I have used it especially with people who were enduring some pain or sorrow that seemed…

Blessed for a Purpose

July 11, 2021
What do we think of when we hear the word blessing? Do our minds go to the spiritual blessings that Paul lays out in his letter to the Ephesians? We’re…
In His hometown, Jesus is “no big deal.” We are even told that he couldn’t do miracles there because of their lack of faith…BUT He DID heal some folks anyway,…