Tag: Grace

Thank Goodness, Christ’s Kingdom is not from this World

November 25, 2018 Reign of Christ Sunday John 18:33-37 I am old enough to remember much of the fanfare that surrounded the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana in the early eighties. We have witnessed that again with Prince William’s and Prince Harry’s weddings.… Continue Reading “Thank Goodness, Christ’s Kingdom is not from this World”

You Will Be Free Indeed!

October 28, 2018 Reformation Sunday John 8:31-36 As many of you know, I grew up in a town that was just a little bigger than Richmond. It lacked diversity, much like Richmond. And honestly, there was little to do in town, so we would… Continue Reading “You Will Be Free Indeed!”

Who Do You Say I Am?

September 16, 2018 Mark 8:27-38 Who do you say I am? This question alone could keep us in thought and prayer for a long time. I have been confronted with this question, or similar ones, several times in the past few months. Twenty years… Continue Reading “Who Do You Say I Am?”

Being Opened

September 9, 2018 Mark 7:24-37 Sometimes you just need a good smack upside the head! I don’t think there is an age limit when this option ends. For me, one such time was while I was on internship as I was preparing to become… Continue Reading “Being Opened”

Doing Out of Grace

September 2, 2018 James 1:17-27 Title: Doing Out of Grace Tomorrow is a day to be intentional in our resting. For a society that is always so much on the go, it is wonderful to be able to take a day off and simply… Continue Reading “Doing Out of Grace”

Jesus Provides

July 29, 2018 John 6:1-21 Growing up there were a lot of things that I wanted! I had one of the very first pair of Nike Air Jordan’s. Oh, I wish I still had them, because they would probably be worth well more than… Continue Reading “Jesus Provides”

God’s Grace is Sufficient

This past week was my first visit to Houston. It is an incredibly large town and yet while we were at the NRG Park Complex, it seemed very secluded from the rest of the city as our food choices were limited to food trucks… Continue Reading “God’s Grace is Sufficient”

Simply Being

June 17, 2018 Mark 4:26-34   Somewhere along the timeline of civilization an idea was planted that we must get ahead. We must be better than those that came before us. We must have better jobs then our parents. For many, there is the… Continue Reading “Simply Being”

The Sabbath is for Us!

June 3, 2018 Mark 2:23 – 3:6   Many of us may know the 3rd Commandment, but are we following it? Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy. Rolf Jacobson, professor at Luther Seminary, thought this seemed a little too polite and rewrote… Continue Reading “The Sabbath is for Us!”

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

May 6, 2018, Easter 6 John 15:9-17 Toy Story is one of those quintessential Disney stories that brings to light what it means to be a friend. Spanning three movies, soon to be a fourth, it shows the friendship between Andy and his toys,… Continue Reading “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”