Was Jonah mad because he had played by the rules, the same rules that had gotten him ahead in life? Was Jonah jealous that God would waste his time on people he refused to get to know? … More Pouting in the Pit or Preaching to the People?
As Jesus reminds us, “Be awake, keep alert; for you do not know when the time comes.” It might be today, tomorrow, or years and years awake. … More Advent I – Three Parts of the Bible We Need to Know.
https://player.fm/series/1526279/191428889 Each year, after we hear God’s promise of eternal life on All Saints’, we focus our attention on the return of the Son of Man. When we reflect our awareness to what happens around us, it seems to be fitting that following our remembrance of God’s promise on those who have already entered eternal … More “Keeping the Edges Hot” a Reflection on Matthew 25
I’m going to share a truth that we know is true, but for some reason, it’s easier for us to deny it. The truth I’m speaking of is that sometimes life just isn’t fair. It’s a reality that sooner or later we’re all going to face. It’s best that we are learning this fact while … More God’s Great Reversal – Matthew 20:1-16
How do you deal with others who have caused problems for you? Jesus has the answer. With straight talk, due process, but most of all, with grace. … More Dealing with Conflict – Matthew 15
What sort of objects blur your vision? What is grabbing so much of your attention that you are unable to realize that Jesus is right next to you? … More THE WEARY WAY: Reflections on the Road to Emmaus Story – LUKE 24:13-35
Easter isn’t something that we can prove happened. At the end of the day, Easter isn’t about the evidence of Jesus resurrection. Faith, after all, is not provable. … More Easter- Evidence or Experience? A Sermon for Easter
Isn’t just like God, you know….the God who was born in a manger, to hide what might be the most miraculous event in a simple ceremony. … More Water and the Word: Lutherans and Baptism
Luther believed the Apostles’ Creed, like scripture, “speaks of Creation, Redemption and final sanctification” which, for Luther, were the “great deeds” of God. This is my outline for a teaching sermon during midweek Lenten worship at Zion Lutheran in Muscatine, Iowa. … More Lutherans and Creeds: The Apostles’ Creed in the Small Catechism
When Jesus came, the woman of Sychar found in him peace for her troubled spirit, answers to her questions, and the living water of God’s forgiveness and grace for her soul. … More A New Identity – Jesus and the Woman at the Well