April 17th, 2021 | 4 mins 37 secs
Sometimes, in our desire to honor the Lord, we lose sight of him. We can get so focused on the paintings that we miss the person. Jesus was, is, and always will be, a real person with a personality. Yes, he is God, but that does not make him less alive. It makes him more alive. We are called to live in relationship with the person of Jesus Christ through the power of his Holy Spirit.
April 10th, 2021 | 5 mins 51 secs
Are you living in the peace of Christ? Are you trying to walk this Christian life through your own power, or are you relying on his? Examine your life. Where is the anxiety? Where is the fear? What is eating at you? Acknowledge those things and then remember the word of, Christ. Peace be with you. Consciously choose to take those things and offer them to the Lord.
"Jesus, I give this to you. I trust it to you. I know you are faithful."
April 1st, 2021 | 14 mins 12 secs
The cross is for you. He died to set you free.
March 26th, 2021 | 5 mins 30 secs
The challenge of Palm Sunday is not who can make the best cross from a palm frond. No, the challenge is facing that we are the people who would cry our "Hosanna" on Palm Sunday, and "Crucify Him!" on Good Friday. We like to think that we would be better, but if we are honest about how we live our lives, we need to face that we are no different than the people who were there 2000 years ago.
The good news is the Jesus knows that. And he chooses the cross for us.
March 6th, 2021 | 5 mins 15 secs
Jesus jumps right into the problem. He confronts the woman with the truth, and she has a choice. Face it, or run from it. She runs.
All too often, we do the same.
February 20th, 2021 | 4 mins 38 secs
This week we revisit Mark, Chapter one. We actually heard part of this week's Gospel four weeks ago.
February 13th, 2021 | 5 mins 41 secs
This week in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus touches a leper and heals him. But here is the thing, lepers were, well, kinda gross. So, Jesus touching this guy is a big deal.
February 6th, 2021 | 7 mins 7 secs
In many ways, the Church has been down. It is time to get up and serve.
January 30th, 2021 | 5 mins 43 secs
Don't listen to demons, even when they speak the truth. Why? Because it teaches you to trust demons. We should remember that. Don't invite evil to form your conscience or that of your children because that teaches them that evil can be trusted. And it can not.
January 22nd, 2021 | 4 mins 38 secs
In Jesus' own words, His mission is not just about turning from something. It is not just about rejecting sin. No, it is also about accepting something. It is about accepting the good news.
January 15th, 2021 | 4 mins 46 secs
Saying no to good is hard. God gave us good things to be enjoyed in their proper context, and God gives every good thing. But even good things can become terrible when instead of serving to point us towards the greatest, they become the ultimate objective.
January 7th, 2021 | 5 mins 40 secs
Through baptism, God came to you. He brought his life to you. He adopted you. He made you part of his family. And more, he gave his life to you and wants to draw you into his. He has invited you to share in his life. He wants you to be like him.
December 31st, 2020 | 4 mins 52 secs
It might be a leap, but you might say that these Magi were the scientists of their day. Scientists study what is happening in nature, they observe, and they deduce from their observations. That, it seems to me, is what the magi did as well.
December 17th, 2020 | 5 mins 44 secs
This week in the Gospel of Luke, an angel writes the first part of the Hail Mary, and God not so subtly lets us know what he is all about.
December 10th, 2020 | 5 mins 32 secs
Being a "good person" is not enough. What it means to be good or nice changes wildly.
December 3rd, 2020 | 5 mins 38 secs
Are there sins that keep coming back? Have you accepted that God can break the bonds of those sins? Next time you are confronted with a habitual sin, or even find yourself in the midst of it, stop, and out loud rebuke it. "Jesus blood has paid the price for my freedom. His blood has severed my chains. I am a slave to this no more." And then spend a moment are two in worship. I guarantee that if you cooperate with the Spirit in this way, sin you thought you might never overcome, will lose power in your life. Your baptism accomplished something. Live in that.