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The Naked Truth

7/15/2018 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 6:14-29. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Within the pages of one book, you will find the truth…you will find the naked, gory and shameful truth about human kind, and you will the amazing, grace-filled … Continue reading

The Gentle Tap

7/8/2018 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost The text is Ezekiel 2:1-5.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. There you are – in the middle of a busy street or in the aisle at the grocery store.  You are in a hurry – when suddenly, … Continue reading

The Lord’s Healing Touch

7/1/2018 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 5:21-43. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Yes…summer has arrived in full force.  Today is one of those hot, humid days of summer and I really didn’t expect to see a lot of people here … Continue reading

The Change Agent

6/24/2018 John the Baptist The text is Luke 1:57-80. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. If today’s lessons sound a lot like Advent readings, it’s not surprising. Taking a cue from Gabriel’s announcement to Mary about Elizabeth that “this is the sixth month for … Continue reading

Walk by Faith

6/17/2018 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost The text is 2 Corinthians 5:6-17. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Walk by faith and not by sight…in so many ways, that is easier said than done.  Have you ever imagined what it would be like if you … Continue reading

The Bottom Line

6/10/2018 Third Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 3:20-35. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. There is no question about it…we live in a scary and angry world right now.  Between school shootings and mass murderers going for soft targets where the most … Continue reading

Remember the Sabbath

6/3/2018 Second Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 2:23-3:6. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Just when you think you have it right, someone comes along and sets you straight.  Life can be like that.  You can feel good about what you’ve accomplished … Continue reading

Here Am I

5/27/2018 Trinity Sunday The text is Isaiah 6:1-8. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. One rainy Sunday afternoon (much like this one is predicted to be), a little boy was bored and his father was sleepy. The father decided to create an activity to … Continue reading

Are You Pentecostal?

5/20/2018 Day of Pentecost The text is Acts 2:1-21. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. According to the author of Acts, when the day of Pentecost came, all the disciples of Jesus were together in one place, much in the same way we are all gathered … Continue reading

Jesus’ Prayer for Us

5/13/2018 Seventh Sunday of Easter The text is John 17:6-19. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is Mother’s Day, a day when we honor our Moms, as well we should.  For we have learned many things from our Moms. My mother taught me … Continue reading