How hard to you look for something when it is lost? Is there a point where you give up? What if it’s not an item, but a person whom you love? What would you do to have that loved one back? Would you ever give up? These are the questions that our God explores this Sunday. How great is his love for the lost!
There are some things that sound like a bad idea. Take fishing in the middle of a lake during the middle of the day with a net. That probably won’t work. When Jesus tells you to try something, the chances are very good that he has a reason. This Sunday we’ll look at Jesus’ fishing advice and what it means for our lives. This Sunday come fishing with Jesus.
When Church Goers Attack – might be a good title for a B movie. Most of the time people in a congregation are happy to be there. Violence is never on the agenda in our Sunday Morning bulletin, yet on that fateful Saturday in Nazareth, someone was almost thrown off a cliff. What we talked about as an emotional moment last Sunday goes terribly wrong in just a few moments. What happened?! Join us for worship this Sunday as we sort out the violent reaction to Jesus’ sermon.
How far would you travel to church? Jesus traveled with his family to Jerusalem for the festivals like every other Jew. We don’t know much about Jesus as a boy, but in this account we hear how Jesus made his way to his Father’s house – not just to worship – but to keep the Law for us.
The wonder of Christmas is on full display this year as we sing with the angels, stand in awe with the shepherds, and look on with love next to Mary. That special feeling that comes with Christmas and all of it’s trappings is an empty emotion without the theology of the Christ Child. God took on human flesh for one purpose. That purpose was your salvation.