These Lives Are Precious, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 “God delivers the needy when they call.” – Psalm 72 We do not live in a land ruled by Kings, as the hearers of our first Psalm of this series did. Nevertheless, the petitions of the psalmist for justice, deliverance, defense of the poor and oppressed, and peace […]
Like a Father – Luke 15:11-31 In the one of the most loved parables of Jesus we discover the image of God as a loving, forgiving, pursuing, and welcoming father. It’s often called the story of the Prodigal Son, but on this Sunday we’ll focus on the parable as the story of the Loving Father.
Let it Grow! Mark 4:26-34 Jesus teaches about the Kingdom of God in parables, pithy often short stories using scenes familiar to his audience. In Mark 4 the parables are all about seeds and the mystery of how they grow. The Kingdom of God whatever it is, is like a seed that grounds our hope that eventually […]
All Around the Table, Mark 3:20-35 As our world begins to open up again, many are finding it safe to visit with family members they haven’t seen in person for over a year now. Families are gathering around tables for meals and picnics and cookouts. Jesus gathered around a table with his family, but those seated near […]
Please, for the Love of God, Do Not Miss What is Right in Front of You!, Phil Jones, Guest, Romans 8:12-17 “You only have to have two loves in your life: for God, and for the person in front of you at any particular time.” ― Eloy Cruz/Jimmy Carter In his sermon, Phil Jones will focus on […]