May 15, 2016
On this Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the Birthday of the church. But this is a dangerous party, because with the arrival of the Holy Spirit our faith has moved from private to public, from quiet to boisterous, from safe to daring, for us and now for the world.
May 8, 2016
The Bible provides many portraits of mothers. Some parent with incredible faith and devotion while others with selfish desires. I am thankful the Bible portrays mothers in need of grace. Proverbs 31 describes an idealistic mother. God's greatest desires is that mothers, and all of us influencing others in the faith, will be a reflection of Him in the world.
May 1, 2016
We conclude our sermon series on the postures of worship with Giving Hands. In worship, each of us is called to find our place of ministry in the world. Worship is... a profound awareness of the holy, that leads us to the shattering reality that we are nothing, but Christ is everything, and he is readying us to serve him.
Today we honor United Methodist Women who have responded to the call to serve through their experience of worship.
March 6, 2016
In the time of Jesus, your family or group was central to your identity and participation in the community. Your people determined if you were considered dirty or clean.
Jesus came to inaugurate the upside kingdom where boundaries around tribe or racial divides were cut down.
In 2016 their is great racial and religious tension and fear surrounding the stranger and the foreigner. Who are we keeping to keep out that Jesus is trying to invite in?
February 21, 2016
We have all known wilderness times when we feel disconnected and alone and are easy prey to temptations. Sometimes temptation is not to engage in bad behavior but its the urging to do something good but without God's help, outside of God's direction for your life. How do you stand guard of temptations?