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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
May 11, 2018
How's your math? In the night before Jesus is arrested and brought to trial, he prays that his disciples would all be one. In our fractured world, what does it mean to be one, to be united in Christ?
Gospel reading: John 17:11
May 5, 2018
What is our relationship to Jesus? In the last meal Jesus would eat with the disciples before his death on the cross, Jesus tells them that he considers them his friends. So, too, we who follow Jesus are called his friends. What does that mean for our life in the Christian faith?
Gospel reading: John 15:4-17
April 20, 2018
This Sunday, we remember and celebrate that Jesus is the good shepherd, willing to lay down his life for us. Today we hear the famous words of the 23rd Psalm, words that many find meaningful.
Reading: Psalm 23