The Promised Land

The Promised Land

Deuteronomy 34 marks a significant transition in Israel’s history. Moses passed away. Joshua took up the responsibility of leading the people. The community stared across the river Jordon as they imagined and anticipated what it would be like to come into the...
Jesus 2020

Jesus 2020

“So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” That was the way Jesus answered when they tried to paint him in a corner and force him to choose his allegiance. This is important for us to hear, as we are in an election year. You can give them...
One Mind

One Mind

We are never more aware of the differences that divide us, than when we are in an election year in this country. Even in Paul’s day, the church was no stranger to division. Like a public debate, a dispute between Euodia and Syntyche became a divisive concern for...
Just Add Water

Just Add Water

In Acts 2:40-41, Peter said, “‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’ Those who accepted his message were baptized…” Today, we celebrated a Baptism at the beginning of our service. What an occasion to witness! As we celebrated the new birth in Christ, those of...
It’s Not Fair

It’s Not Fair

They didn’t all have the opportunity to work all day, but they all got paid a day’s wage. Jesus tells an edgy parable in Matthew that may not seem fair. But it’s not fair for someone to work and not have their daily needs met either. As we pray “Give us this day, our...
Breaking Point

Breaking Point

How long shall we put up with each other? When is enough, enough? That is essentially what Peter wanted to know when he asked Jesus, “How many times shall I forgive my brother or sister?” Jesus’ answer was essentially, “Peter, more than you can...