When the One who created the world comes to you, there is reason for courage and never reason to fear.
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.
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12 (All Saints Day: Series A)
Jesus breaks through our barriers in His beatitudes. He shatters our conceptions of the blessed life and opens the Kingdom of God to all people.
Gospel: Matthew 21:23-27 (28-32) (Pentecost 17: Series A)
Jesus invites us to practice a faith that is bold. He invites us to trust in Him, without calculations.
Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16 (Pentecost 16: Series A)
Imagine a world where love is given to the least. That is what Jesus is inviting His disciples to do in His parable this morning.
Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35 (Pentecost 15: Series A)
In this parable, notice how Jesus invites us to consider that forgiveness is something more than a moment. It is a way of grace that extends throughout an entire kingdom.