Last week we left the Apostles, Mary the mother of Jesus, other women and Jesus’ brothers praying and waiting in the upstairs room. They had been told to wait together because the Holy Spirit was coming. There’s a part of me that sees Jesus telling them all of this kind of like those folks on […]
Paul just cannot keep from talking about Jesus and the tremendous love that comes from God to us through Him. So, Paul continues preaching and teaching and eventually he is invited (to put it nicely…) to speak more pointedly to a gathered assembly because he is among an intellectual people who love words and ideas […]
Warning: this is not a “Mother’s Day” sermon, persay. I am continuing to lead us through some of the experiences of the Early Church from the book of the Bible we usually just call Acts, but is actually The Acts of the Apostles. And it might even be more accurately thought of as the Acts […]
The impact, the ‘so what’ of Easter is not only about individual salvation. We heard from the Apostle Peter the last couple of Sundays and we were encouraged to deal with the good news as it pertains to each of us individually. However, the good news is not limited to what Jesus has done for […]
Is the resurrection the firm foundation of your life or are you building on things that could easily shift and cause everything else to fall?
So, what? Is Jesus’ resurrection changing your life today?
Church, this is the Good News. Jesus is alive and there are witnesses. Mary has seen the Lord outside the tomb. Can’t you just see the other disciples scratching their heads inside the tomb? They had heard Jesus say many times that he would die and be raised to life, but they didn’t take him […]
We started today with the waving of palm branches and cheering for Jesus as he rides in on a donkey. The crowds who shouted Hosanna didn’t last long when Jesus didn’t flex his power and call those angel armies. Their Hosannas turned all too easily to shouts of “Crucify Him!”
Over the last few weeks we have walked with Jesus as he was tempted in the desert wilderness. We eavesdropped as Nicodemus came to ask him about new life and new birth. We sat with him by the well and heard about the spring of living water that bubbles up within us when we receive […]
I am asking us to let the Holy Spirit hold up a mirror today so that we can see who we really are. Are we the blind man who has had experience of God’s grace, mud, cleansing and all? Are we the parents who can see the miracle, but don’t want to be on the […]
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