What Does it Mean to have Faith?

What Does it Mean to have Faith?

What Does it Mean to have Faith? What Does it Mean to have Faith? What is faith? Where does it come from? If we fail at something that we associate with our religion does that mean we have insufficient faith? Our passage from Luke this morning helps us get to the...
Two Steps Forward, One Back

Two Steps Forward, One Back

Two Steps Forward, One Back Two Steps Forward, One Back The visit of the Wise Ones sets us up for the beginning of Epiphany. The beginning of a new year, full of awe and wonder. What can the visit from these strangers from the East tell us? Scripture: Matthew 2: 1-12...
A Difficult Christmas Passage

A Difficult Christmas Passage

A Difficult Christmas Passage A Difficult Christmas Passage There are passages in scripture that are difficult to digest. The passage for today from the first Sunday after Christmas is one of those passages. It deals with the death of every male child under the age of...
God’s Love

God’s Love

God’s Love Many of the teachings of Jesus are difficult. Some are difficult to understand, such as some of the parables which require us to work out exactly what Jesus is saying. Others are difficult because of their subject matter. Whenever Jesus taught and...
Love

Love

Love The gospel lesson from Mark is on the greatest commandment. When asked, Jesus replies it is to love God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. If we did this, if humanity could pull this off, it would be...
Sharing Talents

Sharing Talents

The Parable of the Talents is well known and one of its unsettling elements is the treatment of the third servant. A servant who by all accounts hasn’t done anything wrong. His treatment at the hands of the landowner seems unjust. However, a deeper reading of...

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