Cherish the Cross!

       The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost July 14, 2019 Luke 9:18-24 Cherish the Cross!   Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”  They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long […]

A Man with a Heart!

       The Third Sunday after Pentecost June 30, 2019 Luke 7:11-17 A Man with a Heart!   Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.  As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was […]

What’s Your Reputation?

       The Second Sunday after Pentecost June 23, 2019 Luke 7:1-10 What’s Your Reputation?   When Jesus had finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.  There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.  The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews […]

Blessed by the Triune God!

       Trinity Sunday Father’s Day June 16, 2019 Numbers 6:22-27 Blessed by the Triune God!   The LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites.  Say to them:  The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; […]

The Work of the Holy Spirit!

       Pentecost Sunday June 9, 2019 John 15:26-27 The Work of the Holy Spirit!   “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.  And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.”  (NIV1984) […]