On Mission

Matthew 28: 16 – 20 “Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted! Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing […]

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January 3, 2022

God Is With Us

Matthew 1: 21 – 23 “ She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him […]

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December 7, 2021

The Hope of Jesus

Hebrews 9:14 – “Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds[b] so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.” – NLT It is hard to imagine that […]

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October 26, 2021

Jesus The Priest

Hebrews 7: 26 – “He is the kind of high priest we need because he is holy and blameless, unstained by sin. He has been set apart from sinners and has been given the highest place of honor in heaven.” NLT The common lectionary (which is the global guide to weekly Scripture readings for worship), […]

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October 18, 2021

Ephesians – Tools For Building Faith

Ephesians 2: 6-10 – “ And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, […]

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August 10, 2021

In This Together

Acts 2: 42 – “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” NLT I have spent the past four years attempting to figure out what it means to be the “pastor” of a church. You have all been so […]

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July 6, 2021

Temporary Things

2 Corinthians 4: 16 – 18 “That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles […]

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June 8, 2021

Becoming Church—Pentecost

Acts 2: 1 – 4 “On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone […]

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May 4, 2021

Becoming Church – Eastertide

Acts 4: 32 – 35 “All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. There were no needy people among them, because […]

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April 5, 2021

40 Days In The Desert – Lent

Joel 2: 12-13 – “That is why the Lord says, “Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. […]

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March 1, 2021