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Through the Eyes of Faith

3/36/2017 Fourth Sunday in Lent The text is John 9:1-41. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Who is Jesus? Is he simply a healer, a preacher, a rabbi, a teacher? Is he a blasphemer, an outlaw who entices people to believe what he is … Continue reading

The Gift of Acceptance

3/19/2017 Third Sunday in Lent The text is John 4:5-42. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Water is the source of all life.  It sustains and nourishes us and all living things.  It courses through our bodies.  Without it, life on earth as we … Continue reading

A Risky Business

3/12/2017 Second Sunday in Lent The text is John 3:1-17. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. My friends…I don’t know if you realize it or not, but we live in a day and age in which being a proclaimed follower of Jesus can be … Continue reading

Temptation

3/5/2017 First Sunday in Lent The text is Matthew 4:1-11. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Following Jesus’ baptism by John, Jesus goes into the wilderness.  He goes there, not for the reasons you might expect.  He doesn’t go there to spend some time … Continue reading

The Day of Ashes

3/1/2017 Ash Wednesday The text is Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is Ash Wednesday or “The Day of Ashes.”  It is a day in which Christians throughout the world are visibly identified by the ashes on their foreheads.  It isn’t … Continue reading