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April 2018

“Walk In Light of the Resurrection” 1 John 1.1-2.2

Jesus’ redemptive work in this world is finished; He said so on the cross.  His resurrection sealed the deal.  Of course we still wait for the last day and the resurrection of all flesh and life in the world to come.  But now it is time for us to be at work.  We are the body of Christ now on this earth.  We are where people find God.  Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and our hearts are the Holy of Holies where Christ dwells in us.
It is tim


March 2018

“Saved From the Zombie Apocalypse” John 3 14-21

Get ready to hear the Gospel in a way you’ve probably never heard it before!
I don’t know if you’ve recognized it or not, but there has been a recent craze in regard to zombies.  Zombies in T.V. commercials, zombies in movies, even zombie television series are popular at the moment.  Surely you’ve seen some element of the recent spike in interest of the “undead.”
Well, to tell you the truth, reality is not too far off from some of this seemin


February 2018

“Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!” Mark 1 9-15

This week we look at Mark 1:9-15 and see how Jesus, once baptized was driven out into the desert with the wild beasts to be tempted by Satan.  Now, if you are familiar at all with the desert wilderness, you can imagine that Jesus’ temptations went beyond what is written.  His first temptation may well have been the beasts that roam the area. That 1st century desert apparently didn’t include tigers, but did included cheetahs, lions, vipers, and bears!
The


“We Share in His Glory” Mark 9 2-9

This week we remember the Transfiguration of Christ.  As Jesus gets closer to His crucifixion, He is led up a mountain where He meets Moses and Elijah and discusses His death.  While the apostles watch, He is transfigured before them, and glows dazzlingly white.
For a brief moment, Christ’s true glory shined through, that people might see Him as He is.  But the glory that belongs to Jesus never truly fades; and that glory is shared with us, for we are His


“We Need to Sort Out Our Priorities!” 1 Cor 9 16-27

There’s a line in J.K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone where Hermione, the female among the three protagonists of the book, is speaking to Harry Potter and his best friend Ron Weasley and she warns, “Now, if you two don’t mind, I’m going to bed, before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed, or WORSE… expelled.”  To which Ron says, “She needs to sort out her priorities.”
I’m tempted to make the sam


January 2018

“Love is Uncomplicated!” 1 Cor 8 1-13

At first glance, this title might seem laughable!  Maybe your mind goes back to the crazy drama that has surrounded your own relationships. Or you might conjure images of the dozens of magazines at the check-out line at the grocery store full of the complicated stories of love in this world!
True enough, but that’s the love that the world gives.  It’s not God’s love.  God’s love is not jealous, or envious; it doesn’t boast; it does not seek its ow


“Run From What Enslaves You!” 1 Cor 6 12-20

As Christians we have been set free from enslavement to the devil.  Now we are enslaved willingly to Christ Jesus!  However, we still live in a sinful world, and we still are attached to our old sinful natures and are vulnerable to being enslaved to things in this world.  In our Epistle lesson this week, Paul alerts us to the dangers of letting things, even things that are lawful, still entangle us in sinfulness.  Paul addresses specifically the problem of sexual immorality and how it can enslave us.  His answer; run! Run from those things that threaten to control you!


“Baptized Into Each Other!” Mark 1 4-11

You have heard it many times before, “We have been baptized into Christ Jesus.”  It is easy just to let those words fall on deaf ears, or go in one ear and out of the other.  Few take the time to ponder the mystery and seek what the Scriptures are telling us when they say this. Perhaps even more mysterious is the fact that Jesus too was baptized.  Why! Why did He need to be baptized?
My heart aches for those who think so little of baptism, imagining it t