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JESUS TURNS WATER INTO WINE

Jesus turns water into wine. Why is this story in the Bible, and what does is it supposed to mean to me?  Joy and deep peace in the midst of chaos and confusion. Joy and …

05 / 22 / 22

LOVE IS LIKE A SMILING FRIED EGG SERVED SUNNY SIDE UP THE MARK OF A CHRISTIAN IS LOVE

The mark of a Christian is love. In our gospel passage this morning Jesus parting words are: “I am going away but listen to my final words to you”. His message is kind of like …

05 / 15 / 22

GONE FISHING!

When you put the sign on the front door of your shop or home business door that says: Closed! Gone Fishing! You lock the door and throw the fishing tackle in the back of the …

05 / 01 / 22

LIFE IS TO BE LIVED FORWARD, BUT IT IS TO BE UNDERSTOOD BACKWARDS

The theologian Soren Kierkegaard said “life is to be lived forward, but it is to be understood backwards”.  In order to understand the significance of Easter, we must look back to the first Eastern time. …

04 / 17 / 22

GOOD FRIDAY IS ALSO KNOWN AS GOD’S FRIDAY

I have had a problem with calling this day Good Friday. From my first impression I have to say: So, what’s good about the day that Jesus is crucified. To me it’s always seemed like …

04 / 15 / 22

MANDATE Thursday

For most Christians, the liturgical observance of “Maundy Thursday” begins the most solemn part of the sacred week of the Christian year. Along with Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter, it is the best known …

04 / 14 / 22

YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE POOR WITH YOU

“You always have the poor with you. You don’t always have me.” (John 12:8) “Six days before Passover, Jesus entered Bethany where Lazarus, so recently raised from the dead, was living. Lazarus and his sisters …

04 / 04 / 22

PROPHETIC MESSAGE OF LOVE

Last week we talked about Jesus returning to his home-town of Nazareth. He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath, as was his custom. When he finished reading, he rolled up the scroll of Isaiah, …

03 / 27 / 22

WE ARE ALL STANDING ON HOLY GROUND

Aspergers (Sprinkling with Holy Water) This is God’s holy ground And you are God’s holy people The burning bush was blazing, yet it was not being consumed. It was not burning up. Moses said: “I …

03 / 20 / 22

WALKING THE WALK, NOT JUST TALKING THE TALK

Jesus accused the religious leaders of his day of hypocrisy. What he meant by that was that they would tell people how to live, yet they would not live by those rules themselves. Jesus had …

03 / 13 / 22