God’s Promise to Abraham

Sunday’s Scripture – September 20, 2020 Genesis 15:1-6   Reflection In Genesis chapter 15, we witness the covenant that God makes with Abram. (He becomes Abraham in ch 17). Again, …

‘Let there be…and it was so’

Sunday’s Scripture – September 13, 2020 Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17; 3:1-8   Reflection “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…Then God said, ‘Let there be…and it was so’…And …

Take up your cross

Sunday’s Scripture –August 30, 2020 Matthew 16:21-28   Reflection In one short week, Simon Peter goes from Rocky to Satan. Simon Peter may have been the first to publicly declare …

Who do you say that I am?

Sunday’s Scripture –August 23, 2020 Matthew 16:13-20 Reflection During Jesus’s earthly life, people had all kinds of ideas about his identity. Some said he was John the Baptist. Others said …

The Faith of A Woman

Sunday’s Scripture –August 16, 2020 Matthew 15: 21-28   Reflection In Matthew 15:21-28, we read a brief, albeit powerful story that Jesus lived. As Jesus is going about his day, …

Walking on Water

Sunday’s Scripture –August 9, 2020 Matthew 14: 22-33   Reflection One of the most well-known stories that Jesus lived is found in Matthew 14:22-33. After a long day of ministry …

Feeding A Crowd

Sunday’s Scripture –August 2, 2020 Matthew 14:13-21   Reflection Jesus didn’t just tell stories. He lived them too. Jesus embodied truth, goodness, and beauty in real time and space. He …

The Small Things

Sunday’s Scripture –July 26, 2020 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52   Reflection When Jesus tells parables, he usually takes something simple, common, even mundane (and always something that the people would have …

Weeds and the Wheat

Sunday’s Scripture –July 19, 2020 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43   Reflection Another story that Jesus told is the Parable of the Weeds and the Wheat. You can read it in Matthew …

The Sower

Sunday’s Scripture –July 12, 2020 Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23   Reflection The Parable of the Sower is one of the most familiar stories that Jesus told. It can be read …

Why Parables?

Sunday’s Scripture –July 5, 2020 Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Reflection Have you ever wondered why Jesus spoke in parables? Sometimes, Jesus used parables because they are accessible. He took something from …

Peace Together

Sunday’s Scripture –June 28, 2020 Psalm 89: 1-4, 15-18; Philippians 4:1-9 Reflection There is so much conflict, chaos, and division in the world right now. Who doesn’t want more peace? …

A Work in Progress

Sunday’s Scripture –June 21, 2020 Psalm 86:1- 10, Philippians 3:4b-14 Reflection In the third chapter of his letter to the Philippians, the apostle Paul encourages the church to follow his …

What does humility look like?

Sunday’s Scripture –June 14, 2020 Psalm 116: 1-2, 12-19, Philippians 2:1-13 Reflection C.S. Lewis once said that “Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It is thinking of yourself less.” …

Unity, not Uniformity

Sunday’s Scripture –June 7, 2020 Psalm 8, Philippians 1: 3-6, 21-30 Reflection This week is Trinity Sunday! You won’t find the word “Trinity” in the Bible, but you will find …

Prayers for Guidance

My Friends, I am usually pretty good with words.  Today, I struggle. I am heartbroken by the murder of George Floyd, and my heart continues to break watching the response. …

The Heart of the Matter

Sunday’s Scripture –May 31, 2020 John 7:37-39, Acts 2:1-21 Reflection Finally, the day of Pentecost has come. We can read about the first Pentecost in the second chapter of Acts. …

Open the Eyes of My Heart

Sunday’s Scripture –May 24, 2020 Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24: 44-53   Reflection This is Ascension Sunday. At the end of Luke 24 is an account of this event. Before Jesus …

Kept in our Hearts

Sunday’s Scripture –May 17, 2020 Psalm 66:8-20, John 14:15-21   Reflection Jesus’s words to his disciples in John 14 are part of what’s known as The Farewell Discourse– his parting …

No Trouble in My Heart

Sunday’s Scripture –May 10, 2020 Psalm 31:5, 15-16, John 14:1-14   Reflection John 14-17 is known as the Farewell Discourse. Mostly written in red, it’s Jesus’s parting words to his …

Hearts Overflowing

Sunday’s Scripture –May 3, 2020 John 10:1-10, Acts 2:42-47 Reflection At the end of Acts 2, we are told about the life of the early Church: “They devoted themselves to …

Straight from the Heart

Sunday’s Scripture –April 26, 2020 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19, Luke 24: 13-35 Reflection Luke is the only gospel writer who gives us the story of The Walk to Emmaus. You can …

Glad Hearts

Sunday’s Scripture –April 19, 2020 Psalm 16:5-11, John 20:19-31 Reflection In the latter part of John 20, we are told what the disciples were up to before Jesus appeared to …

Hang on

Saturday and Sunday’s Scripture –April 11-12, 2020 John 1:5, John 20:1 Reflection It was into chaotic darkness that God created the world. God pushed back the darkness, ordered it, and …

More Like The Donkey

Sunday’s Scripture –April 5, 2020 Matthew 21:1-11 Reflection In Matthew 21, we read about Jesus’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. The chapter begins with Jesus instructing the disciples to go and …

Dry, Dry Bones

Sunday’s Scripture –March 29, 2020 Ezekiel 37:3   Reflection Maybe it feels a bit like we’re in a valley of dry bones. Maybe you’re the prophet Ezekiel, bringing a message …

A Shepherd Who Is With Us

Sunday’s Scripture –March 22, 2020 Psalm 23   Reflection “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” That’s how the NRSV translates the first verse of the infamous twenty-third …

Under Pressure

Sunday’s Scripture –March 15, 2020 So Moses cried out to the Lord, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.”  Exodus 17:4 And just …

A Journey

Sunday’s Scripture –March 8, 2020 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” …