Mark 11:1-11 – March 28, 2-21

Mark 11:1-11There are plenty of authorities which try to claim lordship and power in our lives – our sins and temptations among them. We also have opportunities to welcome Jesus as Lord into our lives. When we do, just as the crowd laid down their cloaks and palms, welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem and their lives,…

Seeing Grace in the Crucifixion – March 14, 2021

“Seeing Grace in the Crucifixion”Text: John 3:14-21Jesus Christ is the remedy for the sins and effects of sin that affect us. He provides forgiveness, giving us release from our guilt, and He also provides His Holy Spirit, which provides the strength and resolve to stay committed to God.

Mark 8:31-38 – February 28, 2021

Text: Mark 8:31-38The power of God is found in the One who was crucified and the One who willingly suffers on our behalf. This means that the power of God is not just found in Jesus’ ability to overcome what is wrong in this world, but His power to be with us through it as…

Mark 9:2-12 – February 14, 2021

Text: Mark 9:2-12Jesus’ transfiguration in front of the disciples comes at a time not long after He told them that He would have to die and be raised again. This shows us that the power of God is not just found in mountain-top experiences or exhibitions of power. It also comes in the moments of…

Who is Our Teacher? – January 31, 2021

“Who is Our Teacher?”Text: Mark 1:21-28When Jesus began teaching in the synagogues, He was described as “teaching with authority.” When we allow Him to be our teacher, we receive the authority to extend compassion, grace and love and to help people through their struggles.

John 1:43-51 – January 17, 2021

Text: John 1:43-51We continue our study of John chapter 1 with the story of the calling of Philip and Nathanael as disciples. Just as Jesus knows Nathanael’s character when He first sees him, He knows us as well, knowing that the Spirit of God is within us, guiding us.

“God is With You” – December 20, 2020

“God is With You”Text: Luke 1:26-38In today’s passage from Luke, we hear the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would bear a son. The announcement also contains the promise that God’s presence would we with her. Like Mary, we find ourselves with the same call to bring Jesus our Savior to our world, and,…

When in Rome… Irreproachable – November 22, 2020

“When in Rome… Irreproachable”Text: Romans 16:16-20We conclude our study of Romans this week by looking at Paul’s directive to the many small Christian communities of Rome to greet each other as if they were family. The Church should be a people who subordinate their differences for a common unity, a common purpose – worshipping our…