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Pray Boldly

7/24/2016 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is  Luke 11:1-13. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s gospel should be very familiar to us all. It contains the Lord’s Prayer, a prayer that we are taught as children and pray throughout our life time. … Continue reading

What Is Your Priority?

7/17/2016 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The text is Luke 10:38-42. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Cleaning up the early morning breakfast dishes.  Putting away the evening leftovers.  Picking up the toys and magazines and scraps of paper that clutter up our homes.  Vacuuming, … Continue reading

When a Neighbor Is a Neighbor

7/10/2016 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost The text is  Luke 10:25-37. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. “Good fences make good neighbors,” according to Robert Frost’s well-known poem, “Mending Wall.” But not according to Jesus and his parable of the Good Samaritan. For fences made … Continue reading

A Challenging Message for Challenging Times

7/3/2016 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost The text is Galatians 6:7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. When I was a child, I thought like a child – and the most challenging activities I did usually came with a double-dare ya! They were … Continue reading