Labor Pains

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 17, 2017 Jeremiah 15:15-21 Labor Pains   You understand, O LORD; remember me and care for me.  Avenge me on my persecutors.  You are long-suffering—do not take me away; think of how I suffer reproach for your sake.  When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for […]

Remember– I AM the LORD!

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 10, 2017 Exodus 6:2-8 Remember— I AM the LORD   God also said to Moses, “I am the LORD.  I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself known to them.  I also established my covenant with them to give […]

Strive for a Great Faith!

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 3, 2017 Matthew 15:21-28 Strive For a Great Faith!   Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.  A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me!  My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.”  Jesus did not answer a word.  […]

Step Out of the Boat!

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost August 27, 2017 Matthew 14:22-23 Step Out of the Boat!   Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.  After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.  When evening came, he was […]

Come to God’s Rich Banquet!

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost August 20, 2017 Isaiah 55:1-5 Come to God’s Rich Banquet!   Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.  Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does […]