Jesus stood up in the synagogue and read from the prophet Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me….” and continues reading this manifesto for his ministry. He proclaims his purpose for ministry. For what ministry have you been anointed? What purpose and passion has God placed in […]
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The Right Time, John 2:1-11 Jesus was attending a wedding feast in Cana when the wine ran out. His mother brought it to his attention implying that he should do something about it. At first Jesus didn’t want to become involved, but the story ends with Jesus performing his first miracle. He goes public with […]
Expectant Waiting, Luke 3:15–17, 21–22 While this text often prompts a sermon about Jesus’ baptism it speaks of an expectant waiting. The people were waiting and longing for the Messiah. John the Baptist speaks of the One who is greater than he is and Jesus is standing in line with the others waiting to be baptized by John. For […]
Another Road, Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany we celebrate the arrival of the Wise Men and their presentation of gifts to the Christ Child. At the end of the story Matthew tells us that they were warned in a dream not to return to Herod so they set off for home by another road. With Christmas celebrations over and […]
Pondering Christmas – Luke 2:1-20 “But Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Let’s ponder together what Christmas past and present means through scripture, carols, stories, readings and poetry.
New Star – Children’s Christmas Play – Love Acting as narrators in the play an Old Star tells a New Star all about the first Christmas. As the story unfolds it is revealed that the Old Star was the original Christmas Star. Along with the New Star we learn that Jesus is the reason we […]