Stop Making Lists

Stop Making Lists

Stop Making Lists The passage from Mark’s gospel that occurs in the lectionary this week is one that is preached with care. It is known as the ‘divorce text’ and just hearing the word divorce brings a wide range of emotions. Often while reading this...
Stumbling Blocks

Stumbling Blocks

Stumbling Blocks What keeps us from faith? This question may be challenging enough to answer for ourselves, but what if we are what causes others to stumble in their faith? How might this knowledge affect our walk of faith and our interactions with others? Scripture:...
Who is Greatest?

Who is Greatest?

Who is Greatest? The disciples are arguing about who is greatest. It might seem odd, but it shouldn’t. We argue about who is greatest all the time. It is perhaps most noticeable in the sports world which has statistics and records for everything that can be done...
Who Do You Say That You Are?

Who Do You Say That You Are?

Who Do You Say That You Are? The gospel lesson today features a critical lesson to the disciples and by extension, us. Jesus asks the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” The logical and expected response is, “The Messiah.” Full points....
What Starts You Up?

What Starts You Up?

What Starts You Up? This mornings passage from Mark has two healing stories in it. The healing of the Syrophoenician woman’s daughter and the healing of the deaf/mute man. On the surface these are two healing miracles of Jesus, but should we stop there? Or is...
The Lord’s Prayer – Part 4

The Lord’s Prayer – Part 4

The Lord’s Prayer – Part 4 Today is the fourth and final sermon in the series on the Lord’s Prayer. We consider the final stanza’s of the prayer, where we acknowledge that “The kingdom, the power and the glory belong to God forever and...

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