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It’s All About the Bottom Line!

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 13, 2019 Luke 16:1-13 It’s All About the Bottom Line!   Jesus told his disciples:  “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.  So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you?  Give an account of your management, […]

From Chaos to Charis!

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost October 6, 2019 1 Timothy 1:12-17 From Chaos to Charis!   I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.  Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy […]

Wisdom 101!

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 29, 2019 Proverbs 9:10-12 Wisdom 101!   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.  For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.  If you are wise, your wisdom will reward […]

Be Thankful for Your God-Given Status!

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 22, 2019 Luke 14:1, 7-14 Be Thankful for Your God-given Status!   One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.  When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this […]

Life is a Journey!

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 15, 2019 Hebrews 12:18-24 Life Is a Journey!   You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that […]

Let Him Speak My Word– Carefully!

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 8, 2019 Jeremiah 23:23-29 Let Him Speak My Word— Faithfully!   “Am I only a God nearby,” declares the LORD, “and not a God far away?  Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?” declares the LORD.  “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares […]

What is Faith?

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost September 1, 2019 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 What is Faith?   Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  This is what the ancients were commended for.  By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that […]

Your Life is on Loan!

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost August 25, 2019 Luke 12:13-21 Your Life Is On Loan!   Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”  Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?”  Then he said to them, “Watch out!  Be on […]

Walk with Jesus!

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost August 18, 2019 Colossians 2:6-15 Walk with Jesus!   So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.  See to it that no one takes you […]

What is the Purpose of the Church?

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost August 11, 2019 Colossians 1:24-29 What is the Purpose of the Church?   Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.  I have […]