There is a God

January 12, 2020
Psalm 29 is a praise psalm that shows proof that there is a God from what is seen in nature.  Not all believe that there is a God.  A person…

2020 Vision

January 5, 2020
How do we feel about 2019, and how is the new year starting?  Paul wrote the letter of Ephesians to bless and encourage all the churches that his letter might…
The Christmas story in the Gospel of John describes the Word, Jesus, becoming flesh.  God created light at the beginning of time and God gave light to the world a…
The Gospel of Matthew presents the story of Jesus' birth largely from the perspective of Jesus' earthly father, Joseph.  We all inherit certain traits from our families.  Jesus not only…

A Word Out of Place

December 15, 2019
The attitude that we have as we enter into these days of Advent and Christmas can make a big difference.  The power of Christ in us allows us to change…

Images of Christmas

December 8, 2019
There are all kinds of images surrounding us at Christmas.  Isaiah gives us different images for the coming of Jesus, God among us, and the Kingdom of God that was…

1969: In the Meantime

December 1, 2019
Just as Black Friday can take us away from the real meaning of Thanksgiving, our wants, needs and fears can take us away from the real meaning of this Advent…

Courage and Call

November 24, 2019
The theme of courage and call moves throughout this special service of Connie's ordination.  Connie talks with the children about being called.  Janette uses the story of Deborah to show…

Busybodies and Meddlers

November 17, 2019
This passage has been used in the past to support or tear down social programs; causing divisions among believers.  The Apostle Paul's concern in writing this passage was that nothing…

Suspending the Mental Models

November 10, 2019
Drawing from the Bridges Out of Poverty framework, we can see how Jesus suspended mental models of Samaritans at that time, and was able to see the Samaritan woman at…