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.
When was the last time that you were in church? If you haven’t been in worship in recent memory, it can be difficult at times to go back. God’s people were brought tears when they heard God’s Law publicly read in Jerusalem for the first time in 150 years.
Changing water to blood may not be as fun as making a few hundred gallons of wine at a wedding, but the miracle we know as the first plague of Egypt was a powerful miracle of judgment on Pharaoh and his unbelieving nation. What can and can we not say about this event as we apply it to our lives? How can we see this as a miracle of redemption for God’s Old Testament people? Watch and find out.
A thunderous voice, a dove descending on a man – these events drew plenty of attention to Jesus of Nazareth. This Sunday we’ll go deeper into our Epiphany Season and see Jesus revealed as the Son of God – the Christ. What does baptism mean for us? What did it mean for Jesus? We’ll answer these questions this Sunday.
The wise men travels for a couple years to find the Christ child. A thousand years before Christ the Queen of Sheba came looking for wisdom too. There are still people who search their whole lives for the Christ child. They look for fulfillment and peace in places that can offer none. This Epiphany come and see the Light for the nations.
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.
The death of Adam didn’t happen for almost a thousand years. Does that seem odd? Imagine if a criminal was condemned to die, but was then placed on death row for almost a thousand years. Do you think Adam ever wondered if God would ever keep his promise? Am I really going to die?
The refiner is coming! The washboard is ready! What will it be like when the Messenger of the Covenant appears to take care of business? We’ll explore God’s promises through the prophet Malachi today!
He is coming! The first Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of four Sundays of preparation as we get ready to celebrate the birth of our Savior. How can we prepare ourselves? Some of us decorate our homes. This can be a fitting outward expression the inward preparations we make in our hearts. This Sunday we’ll explore what those preparations might be. Join us!
Our God is the Ruler of the Universe. In these Last Days it sure doesn’t look that way. Times are rough for Jesus’ Christians and his church. None of this means that our God is any less powerful than he ever was. We cry as the church has for thousands of years, “Come quickly, Lord!” We worship Christ the King.
What does it mean to really live? I don’t think we need to hang off the front of the Titanic and feel the wind race through our hair to really live. Jesus tell us that he has life. One day, on the Last Day, life will destroy death for good. Join us as we take a glimpse into eternity on Saints Triumphant Sunday.
Veteran’s Day is a great time to honor those who serve to protect our nation. Freedom isn’t free. That’s a well known truth to Christians. It is also true of every America. This Sunday we’ll take the opportunity to thank our God for the freedoms we enjoy and honor those who have served and fought to preserve those freedoms. Please take a moment to thank a veteran for his or her service to our nation.
Of all the details that surround the end of the world, which is the most important? Is it the natural disasters that may destroy the world? Is it the dead rising from their graves at the trumpet sound? Is it standing before your creator who see all of your life – the good and the bad – like an open book? Join us this Sunday as we sort through these details and see how Jesus can chase away our fears.
“A mighty fortress is our God!” That is the cry of the Reformation. What titanic changes took place a little over 500 years ago? Only a return to grace, Scripture, and faith. That is a recipe for peace no matter what trouble one might face in life. Join us this Sunday as we worship our God and celebrate the reformation.
When King Dave and his people had the opportunity to raise money and the necessarily supplies to build the temple, they responded. It was with joyful generosity that all the materials were gathered. David was never able to see the building completed. That was left for his son, Solomon. Join us this Sunday as we explore David’s heart and why he could be so joyful and generous.
Where your treasure is, there your heart shall be. I’ve misunderstood this phrase for years. It doesn’t mean – “Put your heart in the right place and then everything else will follow.” That’s not bad, but what Jesus is saying is more pointed – “Look where you put your money. That’s how you tell what’s really in your heart.” Think this is easy? Think again. Ask any teenager how hard it is to control the heart. Join us as we learn from our Lord how to turn our heart to him.