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.
Gospel: Mark 1:21-28 (Epiphany 4: Series B)
God’s people have gathered in worship while there is a war going on, and this war has two opponents: The Kingdom of Satan and the Kingdom of God. There is no middle ground.
Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 (Epiphany 3: Series B)
But Jesus comes to us today and reminds us that He has the power to make disciples in the midst of conflict and suffering.
Gospel: John 2:1-11 (Epiphany 2: Series B)
We like to close with something great. We even have a saying for this behavior: “Saving the best for last.” God Himself has a way of saving the best for last.
Gospel: Mark 1:4-11 (The Baptism of Our Lord: Series B)
John has been preaching a radical vision of God, where God holds people accountable for their sin and calls them to repent. What will Jesus do?
Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13 (Pentecost 23: Series A)
The parable is harsh. It judges. If you do not believe, you will not be saved. But let us pause for a moment and think about why Jesus is telling the parable.