Unity not Uniformity

May 23, 2021 (Pentecost Sunday) Acts 2:1-21 Imagine the challenges of moving cross country. Perhaps you have done it yourself. Moving more than a thousand miles from your support system. From experience, we moved four hours away when I attended seminary and going from seeing family nearly daily to seeing them every few months was… Continue reading Unity not Uniformity

Eternal Life Now

May 16, 2021 1 John 5:9-13 I have been struck these past several weeks by the letter of 1 John. It has instilled in me a whole new appreciation for the Johannine community. It is founded in respect and ultimately a great love that is embodied in Jesus Christ. Our journey together through the letter… Continue reading Eternal Life Now

A Living Obedience

March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday Mark 14:17-36 As Jesus enters Jerusalem to fanfare and shouts of “Hosanna,” I am sure that the disciples still fully did not understand what was about to take place. They were holding out hope that Jesus would be like the conquering Messiah they had imagined. Jesus predicting his death, is… Continue reading A Living Obedience

Drawn to Jesus

March 21, 2021 John 12:20-33 Who remembers playing telephone when you were younger? You know, the game where you hear a message, and you have to share it with one person at a time to see how accurate the message is at the end. This can be a great icebreaker. It also tests how well… Continue reading Drawn to Jesus