Preparing for Sunday: Who Gets to Judge?

Preparing for Sunday: Who Gets to Judge?

Who would you rather sit beside: A well dressed individual, wearing the latest in fashionable clothing A shabbily dressed individual, in old clothing that clearly had not been washed in some time At this point you probably think I am asking a trick question. Realizing...

Preparing for Sunday: Count Your Blessings

A quick search on Google for the saying ‘count your blessings’ brings up the hymn of the same name. It is meant to be an uplifting hymn reminding Christians of the many blessings we have received by God. Each verse places us in a situation that is...

Preparing for Sunday: Stand Fast

At most churches, on most Sunday’s we do not hear a loud triumphant call to battle. We might shout for joy for all that God has done. We may give thanks for God’s mercy in our lives. We may pray for forgiveness and continuing grace. However, we do not...
Preparing for Sunday: All in the Family

Preparing for Sunday: All in the Family

On the surface our Old Testament reading appears to describe the peaceful transition of power between King David and his son Solomon. Our reading opens with David’s death and then continues describing Solomon and his desire for wisdom. This reading which begins...
Preparing for Sunday: Are you Hungry?

Preparing for Sunday: Are you Hungry?

Few people in North America know what it is like to be truly hungry. Most of us know where are next meal is coming from. In fact we probably know where all of our meals are coming from for the immediate future. We are not concerned about being hungry and the effects...
Preparing for Sunday: Talk and Walk

Preparing for Sunday: Talk and Walk

What do the expressions ‘Talk the Talk’ and ‘Walk the Walk’ mean to you? In light of our passage from Mark’s gospel lesson for this week I consider those two phrases to relate to mission and evangelism. We are usually good about talking...

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