May 24, 2020

Scripture:

Acts 1:6-14

These are holy words – words that reveal God’s love, words that inspire our hope, & words that bring us joy.  Listen for signs of love, hope, & joy in the reading of God’s holy word.

The disciples’ lives had now changed foreve...

May 17, 2020

Scripture -

Acts 17:22-31

Do you like giving a speech?  Most people do not.  Psychologists say that fear of having to give a speech ranks only behind fear of illness & fear of death as making us most anxious.  There is nothing more humiliating than sta...

May 10, 2020

Scripture - John 14:1-9

Lord, show us the Father; that will be enough for us.  We do not know, of course, whether Philip whispered these words,

hoping no one else would hear, or shouted them across the room.  We don’t know if he spoke in a tear-filled...

May 3, 2020

Scripture -

Acts 2:42-47

Our text today is one of my favorites in the Bible.  It is one of the few times when the church got things right.  Of course, it is the very beginning of the church, immediately after the Holy Spirit’s launching, but it describ...

April 26, 2020

Scripture - Luke 24:13-31

This year when Lent began, we had expectations of how the season would go.  We’d give up our chocolate or soft drinks & spend a little bit more time reading our Bibles & praying.  During Holy Week, we’d wave palms & shout “ho...

April 19, 2020

Scripture - 1 Peter 1:3-9

Have you ever been to the reading of a will?  I’m sure some of you have.  The family, the relatives, & any others who expect to be involved in the distribution of the inheritance gather in a judge’s chambers or in a lawyer’s...

April 12, 2020

Scripture - Matthew 28:1-10

I am here to make an announcement, a brief announcement.  Today’s music has probably given it away.  And our Scripture reading & prayer time.  But I will make the announcement anyway.

This morning, a little before...

April 5, 2020

Scripture -

Matthew 21:1-11

Israel has endured over 60 years of foreign rule – oppressive rule

  • a wrong word or threatening glance could get you killed

  • life was high taxes, forced military service, & forced worship of the emperor as a god

  • t...

March 29, 2020

Scripture -

Romans 8:6-11

We find ourselves amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  First, the President announced a travel ban on flights from Europe, & since then, every single day, if not moment by moment, has revealed new restrictions on our movement.  These...

March 22, 2020

Scripture - John 9:1-25

Recently the Chamber of Commerce in a little town in northeast Colorado ran some magazine ads.  The little town was very comfortable & settled in, it wasn’t growing, wasn’t losing, & was doing fine when suddenly it found itself...

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