John 12:12-16 Jesus is Coming to Town
The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey…
2-Corinthians 4:1-9 (3-6) Shine the Light of Christ
Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in…
1 Corinthians 9:16-23 By all means for the Gospel, really?
Paul offers his example of reaching out to all people in ways that relate and are meaningful to them, and in that place of connection, he finds ways to share the life and power of Jesus Christ. But in this hermeneutical junctions, it is easy to lose our way.
Colossians 3:1-4 Easter: Hidden with Christ
What channel have you set your heart and mind this Easter?
Palm and Passion Sunday According to Matthew
The congregation remaining seated, the Passion Gospel is read in parts, led by a narrator who begins by saying: The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew. PALMS and PREPARATIONS NARRATOR: As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, JESUS: “Go…
Hebrews 2:14-18 “For Folks Like Us.”
Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.
1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Divided? Power in the Cross
When we have come clinging to the power of the death and resurrection as our only hope and salvation, then we have a place to reflect on our differences.
Luke 14:25-33 The Cost of Discipleship 20160904 RSUMC
When Jesus welcomed the marginalized, forgotten and excluded folks, he talked, ate, fellow shipped, touched, and healed them, AND he sent them to go and “Sin No More.”
Luke 12.13-22 Eat, Drink & See Mary 20160731 RSUMC
Even now, instead of seeing, hearing and experience Christ among us, we might settle for a crowd with generous pockets instead in place of visit with Jesus.
Hebrews 10:16-25 “Cross off Friday, It’s Payday” PHUMC 20150404
“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds,” he also adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no…