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Sunday Message for 24 July 2022: “Almighty Changes”

The scripture basis for today’s message is Genesis 18:20-32, Exodus 32:7-14, & Luke 11:1-13. Have you challenged God? This topic is awkward but it is also quite proper. Today’s message about bargaining with God and changing the Almighty’s mind is strange yet also helpful for your spiritual growth. There’s...
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Sunday Message for 17 July 2022: “Martha Martha”

The scripture basis for today’s message is Luke 10:38-42. Today’s message covers Jesus’ visit with two sisters, Mary and Martha, each of whom had a different approach to hosting. The story of the sisters stimulates a discussion about how distractions and priorities can undermine spiritual health. Martha welcomed Jesus...
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Sunday Message for 10 July 2022: “You’re My Neighbor”

The scripture for today’s message is Luke 10:25-37. The iconic story of the Good Samaritan begins with an encounter between Jesus and a Jewish religious specialist who asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10: 25). This monumental question hangs over the history of Christianity and...
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Sunday Message for 3 July 2022: “Sowing Spirit”

The text for today’s message is Galatians 6: 7-9 Enjoy summer’s bounty! With abundant rainfall nature explodes with prolific beauty. This is also the season of growing in preparation for harvest sowing. Take care now and plant wisely so that later you can reap many blessings. We are blessed...
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Sunday Message for 26 June 2022: “Paul’s Problem”

The text for today’s message is Galatians 5:1, 13-25. Paul has a problem. As with people both ancient and modern, Paul was conflicted and contradictory. But rather than overlook such unpleasantness it is helpful to confront human imperfections. We are reminded that Paul, like other humans, is a beautifully...
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Sunday Message for 19 June 2022: “Soggy Swine”

 Today’s message is based on Luke 8:26-39. Welcome to the controversy of demon possession. Christians are divided about demon possession. Despite the divisive chattering, there are valuable lessons for the discerning reader about illness and cures. The possession story begins with Jesus’ arrival at the region of the Gerasenes,...
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Sunday Message for 12 June 2022: “One Leads to Another”

Paul the Apostle illustrated an interesting chain of events. Often chain events are represented as bad, where one adverse situation leads to something worse. Yet Paul provided a different chain, one that starts negative but which has a positive outcome for those who work through the process. Paul began...
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Sunday Message for 5 June 2022: “Spirit Renewal”

Brace yourself! Pentecost is here and we’re diving into Acts 2:1-21. We’re celebrating the core of God’s essence, which is spirit. Shortly after his departure from earth Jesus sent the spiritual energy he had promised. He did this because he equipped his followers. Jesus didn’t want his faith family...
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Sunday Message for 29 May 2022: “Spiritual Unity”

Humanity experiences division and separation. This situation is not optimal and lack of unity makes life worse for many people. Thankfully God can help overcome this. Jesus prayed “that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be...
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Sunday Message for 22 May 2022: “Ready Spirit”

Pentecost arrives soon and it’s not too early to prepare for God’s spirit (John 14: 23-29). “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you” (John 14:26). Jesus reassured...
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