Giving up expectations? That’s what you do when God bursts into your life in unexpected ways that change everything. Seminarian Allie Smith shares her story of faith lost, then found in a river in India.
Archive for February 2018
Jesus calls us to take up up our cross to follow him. Are we ready to deny ourselves to do it? What does that look like for us today?
What does it mean to give up control? How do we try to take control and what happens when we do? Seminarian Coco Lyons shares her experience in this Lenten Midweek message, the first in our series for Lent 2018.
The message for the first Sunday of Lent comes from Genesis, the covenant story between God and Creation.
Do you think God was sorry God created humankind? Pastor Paul argues that God chooses love over total destruction when God is disappointed by people. God chooses love, and so should we.
Save one, save the world, entire…
The movie Schindler’s List shares a dramatic story of turning away from hate and toward love. Giving up hate leads to saving over a thousand lives and assures generations to follow.
This Ash Wednesday sermon addresses these things. A movie clip can be viewed online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIp_8RNNX4k
Have you ever had a mountaintop experience you just didn’t want to leave? Peter voices that to Jesus after Jesus is transfigured on the high mountain. But every mountaintop requires coming back down the mountain. Jesus’ disciples glimpsed the vision Jesus’ shares and commit their lives to sharing the Good News.
Ever feel like praying is like talking to a wall? What is the value of prayer? Jesus models it for us in today’s reading from the Gospel of Mark.