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November 25, 2018

The Prayer Prosthesis

Christ the King Sunday is the columniation of the church calendar year. We pray relentlessly for Jesus to come and reign as King of kings and Lord of lords and create the eternal new heaven and the new earth. Next week is the First Sunday of Advent, and we pick up the plea of Scripture, […]

September 23, 2018

Jesus Loves a Good Deal

Sometimes the ordinary turns out to be extraordinary! Jesus knows there’s great treasure in you, too. In fact, he died to prove it to you. Jesus loves a good deal. Jesus believes you are worth everything he had to give up, including his life, because he wants you to have the treasures of God’s Kingdom. […]

September 16, 2018

One Ominous Day In Galilee

This encounter between Jesus and the Pharisees is essential to understanding Jesus and his Gospel: love and care for people always surpasses strict obedience to the law. This story confronts us with God’s truth and dares us to believe it. This story challenges us to put aside what we think we know, and to listen […]

May 27, 2018

Guardian of the Galaxy

Jesus the Guardian redeems the Galaxy from sin and death. God is not only the Guardian of the galaxy, but God has a special place in the divine heart for humankind, making us in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:27). In Proverbs 8:31, we learn that God rejoices in the inhabited world and delights in […]

May 20, 2018

The Holy Spirit Guide Service

On this Pentecost Sunday, we remember that when the Holy Spirit Guide arrived, he launched the disciples on a new adventure. Following Jesus is never about retreating from the world to a tropical island and “getting away from it all,” but about following the way, the truth and the life of Jesus to reorient the […]

April 29, 2018

Between Cassandra and Pollyanna

We are among the living because of Jesus Christ. He died to free us from our old lives of sin and death. He rose again to offer us new and everlasting life in God’s Kingdom. In this is our hope: that the world, for all its faults, is not yet what it will become. In […]

April 8, 2018

Risus Paschalis (Easter Laugh)

God’s greatest joke is that Jesus is not dead; he is alive again and forevermore! Our Lord is risen. Be glad and rejoice and let out a good laugh. If God can make the wise look foolish and turn the fools into sages, then let us be fools for God every day.

March 25, 2018

Jerusalem March Madness

Jerusalem March Madness

We watch as Jesus marches into Jerusalem on a thrilling and unpredictable ride. Every opponent he faces is going to test him and try to defeat him. In this single-elimination tournament, there are no do-overs and no second chances. We hope that Jesus will cut through the chaos and emerge as the champion. But what […]

March 11, 2018

Piece of Work

Piece of Work

In our text for today, the apostle Paul calls the followers of Jesus a piece of work, or pieces of work. In Ephesians 2, Paul seems to put this whole idiomatic discussion into perspective by comparing the relative value of the product to the One who is doing the making. It’s a “before and after” […]

January 7, 2018

Heaven Opened

So, as you can see, heaven being opened is a pretty big deal. The baptism of Jesus marked the beginning of God’s Kingdom on earth. God came in human form to begin the transformation of the world, and what God began, God will bring to completion, for the God who promises is faithful.

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