Tag: Jesus

Who Are You Inviting?

October 11, 2020 Matthew 22:1-14 It was the summer of 2008 and my family and I had just moved to Columbus, Ohio so that I could start seminary. My first foray into the seminary world was going to be taking a seven-week intensive Biblical… Continue Reading “Who Are You Inviting?”

What is Your Cornerstone?

October 4, 2020 Matthew 21:33-46 What texts to be given as we return to worship in the sanctuary for the first time since March. The last time that we were gathered in this Sanctuary, we were in the middle of Lent and since then… Continue Reading “What is Your Cornerstone?”

Are You an Impersonator or an Imitator

September 27, 2020 Philippians 2:1-13 Impersonation is an active part of the entertainment industry. Travel to Las Vegas and you can watch countless shows starring Elvis, Cher, and the Rat Pack just to name a few. There are tribute bands that do their best… Continue Reading “Are You an Impersonator or an Imitator”

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”

Reconciled in Love

September 6, 2020 Matthew 18:15-20 As we peruse the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, there are many sections that sound like me may be reading a script from Game of Thrones or a similar story that may come out of the Medieval Era. This… Continue Reading “Reconciled in Love”

Are You Following?

August 30, 2020 Matthew 16:21-28 My first career in management could be very exciting at times as I never knew what I would come into on a daily basis. Was the delivery scattered about on the sales floor? Were there some customer complaints that… Continue Reading “Are You Following?”

Jesus Helps us Find the Way

August 23, 2020 Matthew 16:13-20 How many of you have set out on a journey or destination only to have plans upended and everything not go according to the itinerary that you had compiled? Perhaps the journey you have set out on is a… Continue Reading “Jesus Helps us Find the Way”

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”

A Patience for JEsus

July 26, 2020 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 I know that we have each found our own unique ways to respond to the current pandemic that we find ourselves. Many people have taken up crafts that had long been put outside. Others have been seeking their… Continue Reading “A Patience for JEsus”

Be Good Soil

July 12, 2020 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 You could say that Sam did not know any different when he was growing up. It was not unusual for him to come home from school and see at least one person passed out in the house from… Continue Reading “Be Good Soil”