Some say "I love you" are the hardest words to say, but I don't think so.
Tag: Matthew 5
Worship to Go: God, our Creator
Heading out to the lake, woods, or campground this 4th of July weekend? In case you don't make it to church, take this Worship to Go service with you.
When the Belly of a Whale Sounds Good
But sometimes the belly of a whale sounds good compared to sitting at the banquet table of God and sharing the Bread of Life and Cup of Salvation with someone I feel is doing evil upon people and doesn’t seem...
Salt and Light :: Communion Liturgy
You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world. These are holy statements. And they are impossible statements. But when faced with the impossible, Jesus reminds us that in him, all things are possible.
What Does the Lord Require? :: Prayers of the People
Last week's lectionary brought us both the Beatitudes and Micah 6:6-8. Since I preached on the Beatitudes, I chose to pray Micah 6 (my prayer based on the Beatitudes is here). As someone said in Bible study last week:...
What Love Says and Does
But as a Christian, all of these choices are under the lordship of Jesus Christ. I have freely surrendered my words and actions and allowed them to be captive to Jesus.
An Open Letter to “Anonymous”
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. - 1 Corinthians 13:1 (NIV) This is a bit long but I wanted to include...
Powerball and Air Balls
The Bible tells us over and over that we live and die as a community. The honor of one is the honor of all. The shame or sin of one, affects all.
Praying the Beatitudes
Prayers of the People from Sunday worship: Lord, we gather in your presence just as the multitudes did so many years ago on a hill in Galilee. We gather not only to hear your word to us but also to...
Advent Reflections: On a mission…
This is the fifth in a series of reflections on John 1. A man named John was sent from God. He came as a witness to testify concerning the light, so that through him everyone would believe in the light....