April 22,18 WE’VE A STORY TO TELL This week we continue the message of the Easter season. John’s gospel tells us near the end of the resurrection story and the encounter with Thomas this: “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may […]

April 15,18 SOMEONE WHO SAW THE LIGHT Here we are in the 4th month of the year and they say it is spring, but our temperatures seem to say it is still winter, and we already have gone through the birth of Christ, the start of a new year, the season of Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Whew! What a […]

THIS WAS NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE Let me first say, happy first days of winter to all of you this Easter morning. APRIL FOOLS! I know, I know it’s hard to believe this is spring. Farmers are itching to get into the fields. We golfers are looking for some nice dry days to get out on the golf courses. Some […]

April 1,18 Easter Sunrise Luke 24:1-12 THIS IS NO JOKE It’s the same story every sunrise service at Easter. In fact, it’s the same story every Easter morning. The women go to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body but find something else. In Luke’s account it says, “The (women) found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they […]

HE DID IT FOR US HE CHOSE THE NAILS This evening we gather for a solemn occasion. We gather to remember that Jesus died. That’s a fact that we Christians understand down deep in our hearts. This day we call “Good” really wasn’t so good back then when Jesus went to the cross. It only became ‘good’ years later as […]

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD In John’s gospel, John the Baptist has been baptizing in the Jordan River and the Pharisees have questioned him on why he was baptizing people if he “was not Elijah nor one of the Prophets.” John says, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know. He is the one who […]

IT’S HARD TO BE HUMBLE Have you ever noticed that to be humble is very difficult? Yet the Apostle Paul says to the Ephesians, “As a prisoner for the Lord, then I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every […]

Mar 4.18 Lent IN THE UPPER ROOM “It was just before the Passover Feast, Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.” (John 13:1) That’s the words that John wrote in […]

Isaiah 53:4-6 Lent 2 Feb 25, 2018 THE SUBSTITUTE Have you ever run out of an ingredient while you were cooking, and you didn’t have a moment to run off to the store? What do you do? You look around for a substitute ingredient. Substitutes are fill ins, they take the place of another ingredient. It’s like me using Splenda […]

COME TO THE CROSS REMEMBER HIS JOURNEY This morning we begin our journey with Jesus to the cross. Like Advent, Lent is a time of preparation, a time to examine our spiritual lives. It’s the invitation that Jesus alludes to in Mark 8:34- “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow […]