Tag Archives: Jesus

Palm Sunday

As Jesus rode into Jerusalem for the last time, an expectant crowd shouted “Hosannah!” and waved palm branches. Perhaps you are familiar with this story. But do you know why they shouted hosannah? Or what it means? And why were they … Continue reading

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Parable of the Wicked Tenants

During the final days before his crucifixion, sometimes called Holy Week referring to the time between Palm Sunday and Easter, Jesus had some important last words for his followers. He also had a few sharply worded exchanges between himself and … Continue reading

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Sow Gospel Seeds

In Mark 4 Jesus shares some now well known parables about sowing and harvesting. Today we relate a couple of those to The Big Invite. Keep sowing Gospel seeds because some will find good soil, take root, and produce much … Continue reading

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Jesus Prayed

Last week I asked “Will you pray?” In Luke 22, Jesus prayed the night he was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was the Son of God, incarnate deity himself robed in flesh, yet made it a regular habit … Continue reading

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Walk in Love III

Part 3 of the Walk in Love series. In Matthew 22, Jesus responds to the question of the greatest commandment.  

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Epiphany

Note: Services were cancelled due to weather concerns, but the Epiphany sermon would have sounded something like this. Epiphany is the celebration of finding something worth finding. It follows Christmastide on January 6th (back when December 25th was the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

On Christmas Day I had the rare opportunity to light the center Christ candle in our Advent wreath. We don’t normally have a Christmas Eve service and this was the first time Christmas came on Sunday during my pastorate at … Continue reading

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Understanding Scripture

May 1, 2016     |     text: Luke 24:44-49 Luke’s account of the resurrection is at the beginning of chp. 24 and only Luke describes in detail the conversation Jesus had with two disciples on the road to … Continue reading

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God Knows

April 24, 2016     |     text: Psalm 22 We read the full text of Psalm 22 at our Wednesday night Bible study. Jesus words from the cross – My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? … Continue reading

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He Cannot Save Himself

March 20, 2016     |     text: Mark 15:21-47 I was spoiled in some ways during our time at OBI (Oneida Baptist Institute). We met in the middle of each day for a 30 minute chapel service and – … Continue reading

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