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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 […]

Remember God’s Expectations!

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost August 4, 2019 Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Remember God’s Expectations!   Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land.  The LORD will again delight in […]

What’s Left on Your “To Do” List?

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost July 28, 2019 Galatians 6:1-10, 14-16 What’s Left on Your “To Do” List?   Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently.  But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.  Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill […]

Sheep Don’t Wallow!

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost July 21, 2019 Galatians 5:13-25 Sheep Don’t Wallow!   You, my brothers, were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.  The entire law is summed up in a single command:  “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  If […]

Cherish the Cross!

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost July 14, 2019 Luke 9:18-24 Cherish the Cross!   Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”  They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets […]

A Man with a Heart!

The Third Sunday after Pentecost June 30, 2019 Luke 7:11-17 A Man with a Heart!   Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.  As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and […]

What’s Your Reputation?

The Second Sunday after Pentecost June 23, 2019 Luke 7:1-10 What’s Your Reputation?   When Jesus had finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.  There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.  The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of […]

Blessed by the Triune God!

Trinity Sunday Father’s Day June 16, 2019 Numbers 6:22-27 Blessed by the Triune God!   The LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites.  Say to them:  The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious […]