You Are God’s Treasured Possession!

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost July 23, 2017 Exodus 19:2-8a You Are God’s Treasured Possession!   After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain.  Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what […]

Showdown in the Temple of the Lord!

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost July 16, 2017 Jeremiah 28:5-9 Showdown in the Temple of the Lord!     Then the prophet Jeremiah replied to the prophet Hananiah before the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the LORD.  He said, “Amen! May the LORD do so!  May the LORD fulfill the words you have […]

Standing Alone– but Standing Tall!

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost July 9, 2017 Jeremiah 20:7-13 Standing Alone— but Standing Tall     O LORD, you deceived me, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed.  I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.  Whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction.  So the word of the LORD has brought me insult […]

Jesus’ Call to You

The Third Sunday after Pentecost June 25, 2017 Matthew 9:9-13 Jesus’ Call to You     As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth.  “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.  While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” came […]

Words of Fatherly Wisdom: Stay the Course!

The Second Sunday after Pentecost June 18, 2017 Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28 Words of Fatherly Wisdom: Stay the Course!     Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.   Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk […]