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 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 6:1-21 Of all the miracle stories Jesus ever told, the only one that is recorded in all 4 Gospels is this one – the feeding of the multitude. In fact, Mark thinks it’s so important that he tells it twice!! Why? What’s so important about a bunch of people getting… Continue reading Feeding the Multitude in John
Post by Pastor Stephen The other day I watched the movie The Greatest Showman about P.T. Barnum and his circus. It’s a fantastic musical with incredible storytelling through dance and song. The central anthem of the film is called This is Me sung by Keala Settle. Take a look at the video. This is Me… Continue reading This is Me, and the Word