Know the Generosity of God…and never thirst! (John 4)

Pain in the Offering

Luke 12:13-21 13Someone in the crowd said to [Jesus,] “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” 14But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist…

Come to me…

Matthew 11:25-30 25At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; 26yes, F4ather, for such was your gracious will. 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows…

Loving Our Neighbor

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Luke 10:25-37 25Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and…

HOPE

Week 43:  Pessimism and Assurance Day 295 – Job 14:1-12 Job’s Pessimism Depression is a real thing.  If you have experienced being depressed, you understand how difficult it can be sometimes just to get out of bed and do the things that are you supposed to do.  I have found that when depression hits, it is because I…

Human’s Greatest Desire

John 6:51-58 [Jesus said,] 51“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”  52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said…

Gut-Wrenching Compassion

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 30The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to…

Be Careful What You Ask For!

July 9, 2021 Mark 6:14-29 14King Herod heard of [the disciples’ preaching,] for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.” 15But others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It is a prophet, like one of the…

Conversation with God

Matthew 18:15-20 [Jesus said to the disciples:] 15“If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that…

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In the Silence…

Matthew 15:21-28  21Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 23But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and…

Do Not Lose Heart!

I had the honor to preach at Zion Lutheran Church in Guyton, GA on Sunday, July 19, 2020 with my best friend, Colette Hammesfahr!. As the Covid-19 continues to thrive among us, churches have had to use creative thinking so they can still worship. This congregation is no exception! On Sunday mornings at 10:00AM, congregation members pull into their church parking lot,…