by Angie Hahn
Luke 15:20-24: So he got up and went to his father. “.But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven … Read the rest
When Jesus teaches us how to pray, he gives us what is now known as The Lord’s Prayer. The prayer emphasizes three things:
- God is a member of our family.
- There are three requests we are making — bread, forgiveness and deliverance.
- We should trust that God will provide.
Most Christians are comfortable with the idea of God as family … Read the rest
By Joe Dennis
Luke 23:34: Jesus prayed, “Father forgive them; they do not know what they’re doing.”
More than 2,000 years ago today, Jesus was brutally murdered.
I can’t fathom the suffering he endured. I can’t imagine the abandonment he felt that two of his closest friends turned him in and denied knowing him. I can’t grasp the humiliation … Read the rest
by Daniel Malec
Mark 12:30-31 (NIV): Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
As I reflect on this scriptural reference from Matthew, I am struck by the … Read the rest
Jesus tells us how to deal with those who sin against us, and not surprisingly, it’s countercultural. Where in society when we confront disagreement it’s so easy to block someone on Twitter, or unfriend them on Facebook, Jesus says we should first go talk to the person, face-to-face. Because when we talk to someone, there’s something about our humanity that … Read the rest
by Joe Dennis
March 4, 2015
John 13:34-35 – A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
One of the biggest compliments I’ve ever received was from a student who often confided in … Read the rest
Sermon by The Rev. Lisa Caine
August 10, 2014
Genesis 45:4-12, Romans 8:28, 35-39
Audio not available for this sermon.
I love the story of Joseph. It has been a favorite ever since I was first introduced to it in Sunday School as an 8 year old. I remember coloring pictures of Joseph and his “coat of many colors,” … Read the rest