Apr 4, 2020
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday takes us from the joy of the crowds shouting their "Hosannas" to the pain of the cross as Jesus is crucified.  This reflects our lives as we experience times of joy and celebration and also times of heartbreak and suffering.  The Good News is that Jesus is with us always.  The hour of His death is the hour of our salvation!
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  • Apr 4, 2020Palm Sunday
    Apr 4, 2020
    Palm Sunday
    Palm Sunday takes us from the joy of the crowds shouting their "Hosannas" to the pain of the cross as Jesus is crucified.  This reflects our lives as we experience times of joy and celebration and also times of heartbreak and suffering.  The Good News is that Jesus is with us always.  The hour of His death is the hour of our salvation!
  • Mar 28, 2020From Death to Life
    Mar 28, 2020
    From Death to Life
    The raising of Lazarus from the dead demonstrates Jesus' divine power over life and death.  Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, He brings us out of death to everlasting life. 
  • Mar 21, 2020Why Did God Allow That to Happen?”
    Mar 21, 2020
    Why Did God Allow That to Happen?”
    In any time of suffering and affliction, people often ask, "Why did God do this?"  We won't find any easy answers to that question.  A better question to ask is this, "How can God use this to His glory and honor?"  In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we look to God for strength and comfort!
  • Mar 15, 2020Is She ‘Allowed in Your Church?
    Mar 15, 2020
    Is She ‘Allowed in Your Church?
    God’s mercy and grace are revealed to those who deserve anything but. A marginalized Samaritan woman didn’t receive compassion from her community and didn’t deserve it from our Savior Jesus Christ, yet she was given and shown mercy and grace and came to believe He is the Savior of the world. We, too, have gone astray and deserve much less than mercy and grace from God Himself. Yet, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 
  • Mar 11, 2020The Wounds of Murder
    Mar 11, 2020
    The Wounds of Murder
    We remember that the wounds of murder and violence we committed against our Lord were laid on Christ on the cross. Our Lenten observance reminds us that though we have been brought low by sin, our Lord will bless us with new life in him through the cross.
  • Mar 8, 2020Abraham’s Hope Is Our Hope
    Mar 8, 2020
    Abraham’s Hope Is Our Hope
    Abraham is a great example of faith. As we often pray for faith and good courage to the Lord who has called us “to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown,” Abraham lived with this courage. From Haran to Canaan, Abraham was led by the hand of God toward the unfolding future God had prepared in the incarnation of His only-begotten Son to be our Savior and Redeemer. During Lent we join with Abraham of old and all the saints in trusting the Lord through the unknown tomorrows to the outcome and end we do know in Christ—everlasting life.
  • Mar 4, 2020The Wounds of Violating the Sabbath
    Mar 4, 2020
    The Wounds of Violating the Sabbath
    We remember that the wounds of violating the Sabbath we committed against our Lord were laid on Christ on the cross. Our Lenten observance reminds us that though we have been brought low by sin, our Lord will bless us with new life in him through the cross.
  • Mar 1, 2020Facing Temptation
    Mar 1, 2020
    Facing Temptation
    Today is the First Sunday in Lent as we make our annual journey with Christ to the cross. Though the Sundays in Lent are not technically part of this somber season, they do reflect the same penitential theme that characterizes our forty days of prayerful devotion and repentance. Today we watch as Jesus faces the slick lies of the tempter. He does not face them on His own but in the strength and power of God’s Word and truth. We who live by faith in Christ are also made strong in the Word of the Lord before the devil’s lies and temptations.
  • Feb 26, 2020The Wounds of Blasphemy
    Feb 26, 2020
    The Wounds of Blasphemy
    We remember that the wounds of blasphemy we committed against our Lord were laid on Christ on the cross. Ash Wednesday reminds us that though we have been brought low by sin, our Lord will bless us with new life in him through the cross.
  • Feb 23, 2020Lessons from the Mountaintop
    Feb 23, 2020
    Lessons from the Mountaintop
    Today we consider the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus. The sight on the Mount of Transfiguration is glorious—but for us and for our salvation, Jesus saw beyond the glory of His transfiguration on the mountain to the glory of the cross, where He would complete God’s saving work on our behalf. As we sing our hymns of praise, we find our reason for glory in God’s grace-filled action for us.