May 2018

“Ascension Day” Luke 24 40-53

“Ascension Day”.

April 2018

“Children of God, Sinners, and Cheese Makers” 1 John 3 1-7

The King James Version of the Holy Bible renders 1 John 3:6 “Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known Him.”  Wow! Strong words!  But if true, doesn’t that mean none of us truly abide in Him?Perhaps other translations have it right, for instance, the English Standard Version of […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]