Seek the Words of Eternal Life

August 24, 2018

The crowd that has been following Jesus has become more and more offended and agitated as Jesus has talked about his role as the bread of life.  With today's text, most of the crowd turns and walks away.  Jesus asks the 12 disciples if they too want to leave Jesus.  Peter replies, "Of course not, where else can we go?  You have the words of eternal life".  When we have questions, and our doubts arise, Peter's words can reaffirm our wavering faith. 
Gospel reading:  John 6:56-69


Seek the living bread

August 17, 2018

Ever heard the saying, "You are what you eat"?  Jesus reminds us that he is the true "bread of life".  While the crowds question what this means, we Christians draw near to Jesus as he meets us in the bread and wine of his Holy Supper. 
Gospel reading:  John 6:51-58


Seek the food that truly satisfies

August 3, 2018

  Have you ever noticed that even the biggest meal doesn't keep you full forever?  Some snakes and other creatures can eat just once a month--but not us!  Having just the a crowd of people, Jesus talks to them about what they're really searching for--something to fill up the emptiness inside their spirit--not just their stomach. 
Gospel reading:  John 6:24-35 


Seek to feed a multitude

July 27, 2018

     Jesus offers a free meal--with the help of a boy who has 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish--to thousands.  When have you last been fed?
 Gospel reading:  John 6:1-21


Seek to empathize

July 20, 2018

  Compassion, empathy...these qualities are a part of what it means to be human.  Jesus has them in abundance, as he encounters ordinary folks beside the lake.
   Gospel reading: Mark 6:30-34


Seek to tell the truth

July 13, 2018

Telling the truth can be a difficult task, especially when the hearer is not receptive.  John the Baptist's commitment to truth leads to his death.  Would we be as strong, as committed?
Gospel reading:  John 6:14-29


Seek out interruptions

June 29, 2018

     How do you feel about interruptions?  Jesus gets interrupted twice...we never do find out exactly what he wanted to do..but in those interruptions, he provides healing and restoration to two different families. 

Gospel reading: Mark 5:1-43


Seek Strength in Chaos

June 23, 2018

Ever been scared and overwhelmed?  Not sure you were going to make it?  The disciples know this feeling!  They're (literally) in the midst of a storm and are terrified that their boat will sink. Listen to what happens next!
Gospel reading:  Mark 4:35-41


Seek to define family

June 8, 2018

     How do you define "family"?  Is it by blood?  By years of friendship?  By sharing similar experiences?  How does Jesus define family?  Listen to his words from Mark 3:31-35. 


Seek the Gifts of the Spirit

May 18, 2018

What, me, witness?  What, you want me to testify?  Yes, we do....and so does Jesus!  But because this can seem like a big job, Jesus also gives us some help...the Holy Spirit.  Listen and find out how that works!
Gospel reading:  John 15:26-27,   Acts 2: 1-21