You have been given a glimpse of glory, the glory of forgiveness, that you can share with those around you in the world.
Gospel: Luke 6:27-38 (Epiphany 7: Series C)
By listing a series of situations in rapid succession, Jesus overwhelms us with how practical, how real, how tangible, how concrete, how utterly achievable life in the kingdom can be.
Gospel: Luke 6:17-26 (Epiphany 6: Series C)
Jesus curses our cultural expectations. He says "woe" to those who are rich, satisfied, joyful, and praised. The good life of our world is not good for discipleship.
Gospel: Luke 5:1-11 (Epiphany 5: Series C)
The miraculous catch of fish happens not just once in the ministry of Jesus but twice. And, interestingly this miracle happens twice to the same person. Simon Peter.
Gospel: Mark 9:38-50 (Pentecost 18: Series B )
You cannot “be what you want to be” and follow Jesus. Jesus has a higher calling for you, a calling which is more personal.
Gospel: Mark 9:30-37 (Pentecost 17: Series B )
Jesus takes that which is overlooked and unappreciated and celebrates this child as the place where God is at work.
Gospel: Mark 9:14-29 (Pentecost 16: Series B)
The beauty of our gospel reading today is how it reveals Jesus as the One who comes not only for the strong in faith but also for those who are weak and walking away.
Gospel: Mark 6:1-13 (Pentecost 6: Series B)
Jesus will bring good news, send His disciples to bring good news, and, in His death and resurrection, become good news for all.
Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 (Pentecost Sunday: Series B)
Somedays we are simply looking for a mark, a rock at the foot of a tree, something to direct us forward, a few words to let us know we are going in the right direction.
Gospel: John 15:9-17 (Easter 6: Series B)
Jesus will suffer, die, and rise again for them. By this love, they are forgiven. By this love, they are made His friends: Friends of God.
Gospel: John 12:12-19 (Palm Sunday: Series B)
As we gather for Palm Sunday, John invites us to simply experience the wonder of Jesus, the Lord of all, who does His work in humility.
Gospel: Mark 10:32-45 (Lent 5: Series B)
James and John come before Jesus and request positions of honor in His coming Kingdom. While we may be surprised at their actions, we understand their desires. They are interested in upward mobility.
Gospel: John 2:13-25 (Lent 3: Series B)
At times, our Church struggles with clutter which distracts us from what is most important: Listening to our Lord and gathering at His table where we are fed.