From Gloomy to Good-News God

From Gloomy to Good-News God Luke 6:27-38 & Genesis 45:3-11, 15 If we strip down the Bible and our different faiths to a single concept we end with always end with love. God can be summarized in one sentence; “God Is Good News”. In Luke’s Gospel story Jesus is in...

Hearing, But Not Understanding

Hearing, But Not Understanding Mark 8:14-21 I think we have all had those breakthrough moments in life, when that which we have been conditioned to accept as the norm, takes on a totally new meaning. The disciples where becoming conditioned to the things Jesus was...

A Rabbi Goes Fishing

“A Rabbi Goes Fishing” Luke 5:1-11 (Message) Today we focus on the time when Jesus, the carpenter, went fishing, which reminds me of a fishing story. A game warden catches a person fishing out of season without a license. “You know what you are doing is illegal” he...

The Offending Christ

The Offending Christ Mark 6 In our journey with Jesus from his birth to his baptism to his first public appearances as the Christ, we read today of his return to his hometown. The word had gotten around that this kid from Nazareth, whom they all knew, Mary’s kid, had...

Shake the Tree

Shake the Tree Mark 2:13-20 A person I knew always used the expression; “Shake the Tree.” It was his way of saying, when you believe you have used up all your options and exhausted all the opportunities you see, its time to shake the tree to see what else falls out of...

Timing Is Everything

Timing Is Everything John 2:1-11 They say it’s really all about timing… Like when Ben Foster walked into the office, he knew something was up. There was a message on his desk that the boss wanted to see him as soon as he arrived. The boss didn’t look very happy...