Post by Pastor Dave Mark 9:30-37 “Mirror, mirror on the wall; who’s the greatest of them all?” The disciples wanted to know. And Jesus was asked to come up with the epitome of greatness. Jesus could have picked anybody: Moses – who led God’s people out of Egypt David – the greatest king Israel every… Continue reading The Greatest
Post by Pastor Dave Mark 8:27-38 The definitive symbol for the Christian faith is not a manger…not a rainbow…not even an empty tomb. It’s a cross. A what? A cross! On it Jesus Christ died…followed God’s will…gave His life. In Mark, Jesus is so committed to that cross that He tells His followers 3 times… Continue reading Carrying Crosses
Post by Pastor Dave Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23 The Gospel of Mark is a battle narrative between the forces of God and the forces that oppose God. A skirmish in that battle is the ongoing conflict between Jesus and the Pharisees. The Pharisees are the keepers of the law of Moses. And… Continue reading The Law of Love or the Love of the Law
Post by Pastor Dave John 6:56-69 How good are you at trust? Does it come easy? Do you have to work at it? And when trust is lost, how difficult is it for you to get it back? That’s what this text is all about. How good are we at trusting God? These disciples… Continue reading The Importance of Trust
Post by Pastor Stephen Jesus commands us to eat and drink his body and blood in Holy Communion. We hear this most clearly at the Last Supper and in places including the Bread of Life discourse in John 6. Rev. Frank C. Senn talks about this in his book “Eucharistic Body” a book that has… Continue reading An “Earthy” Luther Quote
Post by Pastor Stephen In his small catechism, Martin Luther asks “What are the benefits of eating and drinking the body and blood of Jesus in holy communion?” He says, “The words ‘given for you’ and ‘shed for you for the forgiveness of sin’ shows us that forgiveness of sin, life, and salvation are given… Continue reading What are the benefits of such eating and drinking?
Post by Pastor Dave John 6:24-35 About 1300 years before Jesus was born, God led the Jews out of bondage in Egypt and into the desert. The problem with the desert was, there was no food. There wasn’t a Chic-fil-A on every street corner. There wasn’t even a street corner to have a Chic-fil-A on!! … Continue reading The True Bread