In the Boat With Jesus

In the Boat With Jesus

“Were you afraid? Do you have no faith?” These are the words of Jesus as he sleeps while the torrent rages around the boat. Do you ever feel like that? Life is a mess and getting worse and where is Jesus? Is he sleeping? You could use a little help....

The Kingdom of God

Understanding the idea of the Kingdom of God can be illusive. Jesus said he came into the world to proclaim it. He, being an outstanding teacher, chose to use parables to attempt to get his points across. We will encounter a couple this Sunday. My understanding, for a...

The Nature of God

What is God like? How would you describe God? Do you think your description would match that of others? Probably not huh? This coming Sunday is called Trinity Sunday. It celebrates the nature of God as described in the concept of the Trinity, which no one yet has been...

“I am the Good Shepherd.” 

We will be talking about a Good Shepherd as a metaphor for Jesus Christ this week. Please note that the text quoted above says am, not was. Jesus is the Good Shepherd today as well as he was when he first made the statement about himself. Jesus as the Good Shepherd...

Low Sunday

This Sunday is famously known as “Low Sunday”. Historically church attendance plummets from the high of Easter Sunday the following week. Thinking about this prompted me to consider what the reaction of Jesus’ disciples was after his resurrection. I...

Fences

In ancient times there were a lot of rules for living. Most important, for our discussion, were the cleanliness laws. They covered items such as who a person might associate with and what people could properly eat, and what we needed to do to get God to hear our...