Chosen to bear fruit (05/06/18)

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Read John 15:12-17 This morning we look at Jesus’ words from our gospel reading, where Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit.” The fruit of an apple … Continue reading

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Not as the world gives (04/29/18)

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Read John 14:23-29 This morning, I invite you to visualize peace. What would peace look like for you, and how would you describe that? I’m going to invite you to close your eyes, and in your mind, visualize a picture … Continue reading

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How are the dead raised? (04/22/18)

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Read 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-44, 50-57 On the way home from an Ash Wednesday service a young boy asked his mother, “Is it true, Mommy that we are made of dust?”…“Yes, dear.”…“And do we go back to dust again when … Continue reading

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The Grace of Another Day (04/15/18)

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Read John 21:1-19 An old comic strip shows a man at the doctor’s office. The man’s hair is frizzed, his legs trembling, and his shirttail hanging out. He says, “Doctor, I’d like to see things a little less clearly.” It’s … Continue reading

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Thomas the twin (April 8, 2018)

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Read John 20:19-31 From our gospel reading: “But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.” Why would Thomas be called the twin? If Thomas had a twin, there is no … Continue reading

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Ta-Da! Jesus is alive! (04/01/18)

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Read John 20:1-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 It was time for the children’s sermon on Easter morning. One little boy was so excited about Easter that he couldn’t hold back. He interrupted the pastor’s talk and said, “Do you know … Continue reading

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What Palms do you bring? (03/25/18)

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Read John 19:16b-22 Have you ever been disappointed by something? I remember being disappointed by a restaurant once. The place was advertised as the best place ever for seafood. I ordered a fish dinner for $25.00, and I was disappointed. … Continue reading

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