Tag: Grace

Unmerited Grace

September 20, 2020 Matthew 20:1-16 I recently received a blast from my past in something new. In the eighties, the movie, The Karate Kid, was released. Starring Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso and William Sabka as Johnny Lawrence, his rival. Johnny appears to have… Continue Reading “Unmerited Grace”

God’s Forgiveness is Priceless

September 13, 2020 Matthew 18:21-35 “Why should I say I am sorry?” According to my mother, this was the response that I gave to her one time when I was younger and had just hit my older brother. I meant to do it because… Continue Reading “God’s Forgiveness is Priceless”

Jesus Feeds

August 2, 2020 Matthew 14:13-21 Once the wheels of the plane hit the runway at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, everything seemed to come at me pretty fast. Thankfully, I was able to get some sleep on the plane and was not feeling… Continue Reading “Jesus Feeds”

rest in jesus

July 5, 2020 Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.  Walk with me and work with me—watch how… Continue Reading “rest in jesus”

Let us Create

May 19, 2019 Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35 So, who here likes to create? I know there must be some creative people among you here. You can create out of anything! The construction of a house is creation. Making greeting cards is definitely creation. Planting… Continue Reading “Let us Create”

Sheep of the Good Shepherd

May 12, 2019 John 10:22-30 One class that is not offered in seminary is how to care for a church cemetery! As a new pastor, it is important that it is properly maintained. Mowed on a regular basis and ensure that it looks like… Continue Reading “Sheep of the Good Shepherd”

Comfort in Uncertainty

May 5, 2019 John 21:1-19 There came a time in seminary, somewhere during my second year, that I started to wonder what I was doing. I questioned if I was truly following God’s call to serve in the church with the hopes of becoming… Continue Reading “Comfort in Uncertainty”

Created in God’s Image

March 6, 2019 Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Isn’t it amazing the extremes that some people will go to get noticed? I am sure that within the last twenty years the desire to get noticed and make a name for oneself has probably increased.… Continue Reading “Created in God’s Image”

Jesus Levels with Us!

February 17, 2019 Luke 6:17-26 “Some years ago, on the day before All Saints’ Day, the country’s best distance runners met in Central Park. These included two old friends, Ryan Hall and Ryan Shay. Ordinarily they would be racing in the New York City… Continue Reading “Jesus Levels with Us!”

What Are You Willing to Leave Behind?

February 10, 2019 Luke 5:1-11 God comes to each and everyone of us in different manners. Jesus shows up when we are least expecting him and calls us to a life of letting go. You may have a story to share of that very… Continue Reading “What Are You Willing to Leave Behind?”