Am I Accepted

Seven Essential Questions – Lent 2020 8 1 While Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and makingContinue reading “Am I Accepted”

Seven Essential Questions: Who is God?

11 Finally, brothers and sisters, good-bye. Put things in order, respond to my encouragement, be in harmony with each other, and live in peace—and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Say hello to each other with a holy kiss.[a] All of God’s people say hello to you. 13 The grace of the Lord JesusContinue reading “Seven Essential Questions: Who is God?”

Seven Essential Questions – What Matters Most?

28 One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you shall love the Lord your God with allContinue reading “Seven Essential Questions – What Matters Most?”

Mission Possible

17 As Jesus continued down the road, a man ran up, knelt before him, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to obtain eternal life?” 18 Jesus replied, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except the one God. 19 You know the commandments: Don’t commit murder. Don’t commit adultery. Don’t steal. Don’t giveContinue reading “Mission Possible”

Sell Your Stuff… Give to the Poor (Sunday Sermon)

17 As Jesus continued down the road, a man ran up, knelt before him, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to obtain eternal life?” 18 Jesus replied, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except the one God. 19 You know the commandments: Don’t commit murder. Don’t commit adultery. Don’t steal. Don’t giveContinue reading “Sell Your Stuff… Give to the Poor (Sunday Sermon)”

Enter the House (Psalm 5)

Psalm 5 For the music leader. For the flutes. A psalm of David. 5 Hear my words, Lord!    Consider my groans!2     Pay attention to the sound of my cries, my king and my God,        because I am praying to you!3 Lord, in the morning you hear my voice.    In the morning I lay it all out before you.    Then I wait expectantly.4 BecauseContinue reading “Enter the House (Psalm 5)”

Sleep in Peace (Psalm 4)

Psalm 4 For the music leader. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. 4 Answer me when I cry out, my righteous God!    Set me free from my troubles!        Have mercy on me!        Listen to my prayer! 2 How long, you people,    will my reputation be insulted?How long will you continue    to love what is worthless    and go after lies? Selah3 Know this: theContinue reading “Sleep in Peace (Psalm 4)”

Restored By God (Psalm 3)

Psalm 3 A psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom. 3 Lord, I have so many enemies!    So many are standing against me.2 So many are talking about me:    “Even God won’t help him.” Selah3 But you, Lord, are my shield!    You are my glory!    You are the one who restores me.4 I cry out loud to the Lord,    and heContinue reading “Restored By God (Psalm 3)”

Facing the Red Sea

19 God’s messenger, who had been in front of Israel’s camp, moved and went behind them. The column of cloud moved from the front and took its place behind them. 20 It stood between Egypt’s camp and Israel’s camp. The cloud remained there, and when darkness fell it lit up the night. They didn’t come near eachContinue reading “Facing the Red Sea”

If it Feels Good Do It (or not)

16 I say be guided by the Spirit and you won’t carry out your selfish desires. 17 A person’s selfish desires are set against the Spirit, and the Spirit is set against one’s selfish desires. They are opposed to each other, so you shouldn’t do whatever you want to do. 18 But if you are being led byContinue reading “If it Feels Good Do It (or not)”