Pastoral Prayer: Holy One, we are often lulled into smugness. Here we sit this morning while others are elsewhere. Quickly we allow this seed to grow into a spiritual superiority that blinds us from Jesus, from you. Too often we read the prophets and sit in judgement on a … Continue reading
Business disruptors. Sports disruptors. How about Church disruptors? The story is told of a pastor who, while preaching, noticed his…
The canopy caught the wind. We slowly drifted toward the steel cable barrier that kept us a safe distance from…
Luke 4:21-30; Jeremiah 1:4-10
Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, it is easy for us to get tied to things as they are. After all, it is what we know and have known. We admit that we really like Jesus’ message of planting and building his Kingdom. We do find it … Continue reading
Often I take a manuscript into the pulpit. The preached sermon will vary. Below the post will be a link to the preached sermon.
Pastoral Prayer: Holy One, by the power of the Spirit Jesus came with the Good News. We risk missing it for we only hear the … Continue reading
There is not going to be a return to things as they were. Or are. Think of it as the notion that to step into a river at the same place, does not mean you are stepping into the same water. The water in which you stepped in downstream.… Continue reading
Sister Mary Katherine. No, not Sister Mary Clarence. Katy was no Sister Act, not an undercover nun. She was my first grade Sunday School teacher.
Only in more traditional Baptist churches did you hear women referred to as sister. Don’t let we Baptists know that Roman Catholic women, … Continue reading