Father, Glorify Your Name

March 18, 2018
Jesus sees the unfolding hour of his death as a time to be glorified. Sometimes in life, those events that strike us as unfortunate, tragic, or bad are, in the…
It’s spring cleaning time!  Jesus has come among us to cleanse us of our sin, those visible sins which clutter up our lives, trip us up, and make us look…

The Upside of Suffering

February 25, 2018
Jesus is God with us, the God who comes close to us. But there are times when Jesus is a great distance from us, because of our sin. Jesus reveals…
Knowledge—not just what we know, but who we know—can be a good or a dangerous thing…or both! Moses announces God’s warning: “Anyone who does not heed the words that the…

Manger Arrangers!

December 24, 2017
Glory to God! Christ is born! Will He find room in our lives? This holy night is more than a familiar story; it’s an invitation to sing, to give thanks…
Advent begins with shadows of tension between hunger and hope. We hunger to know God’s presence in our lives, but we fear that by our thoughts and deeds we’ve blocked…

Separating Sheep from Goats

November 26, 2017
Jesus sums it up: “The greatest among you should be a servant.” He scolds the Pharisees for not practicing what they preach. Paul reminds the Thessalonians they worked hard so…

The Average Disciple

November 5, 2017
Jesus sums it up: “The greatest among you should be a servant.” He scolds the Pharisees for not practicing what they preach. Paul reminds the Thessalonians they worked hard so…