It;s All About the Bottom Line!

       The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 13, 2019 Luke 16:1-13 It’s All About the Bottom Line!   Jesus told his disciples:  “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.  So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you?  Give an account of your management, because you […]

From Chaos to Charis!

       The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost October 6, 2019 1 Timothy 1:12-17 From Chaos to Charis!   I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.  Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I […]

Wisdom 101!

       The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 29, 2019 Proverbs 9:10-12 Wisdom 101!   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.  For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.  If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if […]

Be Thankful for Your God-Given Status!

       The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 22, 2019 Luke 14:1, 7-14 Be Thankful for Your God-given Status!   One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.  When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable:  “When […]

Life is a Journey!

       The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 15, 2019 Hebrews 12:18-24 Life Is a Journey!   You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further […]