April 26, 2015
As we think of Jesus as our good shepherd on what has come to be known as Good Shepherd Sunday, I think our first thoughts are of a loving soul who takes care of us who see ourselves as a part of God’s flock. Jesus also says that he has other sheep that do not […]
April 19, 2015
When Jesus “shows up” with his disciples after the resurrection, there is joy with disbelief and wondering. The preacher relates a Saturday of three liturgies (funeral, wedding, and scheduled evening service) which become the revelation of how Jesus still “shows up” bringing peace and the forgiveness. You are witnesses of these things.
April 12, 2015
Thanks be to God for those like Thomas, who show us that our doubts can lead us to even greater faith, and even bless the faith of others too. May the questions in our hearts not be a way of despair, but rather an opportunity for us to grow in our faith as well, which […]
April 5, 2015
On this Easter Day, Jesus did what no one thought that he could do – he rose from death to new life. It is something that we as humans cannot fully understand, and yet as humans we fully can be grateful for. On this day the stone was rolled away, and we too are called […]
March 25, 2015
God’s new covenant is written on our hearts, and leaves a mark! But, oh how wonderful to have the law lifted to a new day when God erases memory of our sin!
March 15, 2015
While our human nature would have us judge the worthiness of others and whether we should offer them friendship, apathy, or hate, today the divine nature in Christ Jesus is calling us to instead love the world. In Christ we are called not to condemn the world, but rather to rejoice in the salvation that […]
March 8, 2015
The preacher has proclaimed Lent 3 to be “fear, love, and trust God” Sunday as we hear the 10 commandments and the story of Jesus driving out the money changers in the temple. This sermon is framed by two fictitious examples of feeling the weight of the law each in their own way.
March 1, 2015
Today’s text is a good reminder to us that while we may not always be able to see the bigger picture of how God is working for good in our lives, we need to trust that God is, knowing that God loves us enough to give his life for us. And in trusting that God […]
February 22, 2015
What happened with Jesus after he was baptized is what happens with Christians after we are baptized. Our wilderness lasts a lifetime. We need a savior. Thanks be to God for Jesus Christ.
February 15, 2015
Chaplain Christine Rotella shares a sermon from the hearts of Abiding Ministries. Together the community of Abiding Ministries wrote down what they heard in the scripture passage of Mark 9:2-9. We need to be still, be quiet, and listen because it’s about God’s timing. Focus on what God is doing or you are going to miss it. […]