Sermon

Second Sunday of Easter

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Show Us the Way . . . A Resurrecting Hope

Download The three women in Mark’s resurrection account—Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome—are stunned, awed, frightened into silence by their experience of the empty tomb. The mysterious angelic figure they encounter there makes up for their silence. Nearly a third… Read More

Show Us the Way . . . Wondrous Love

Download In 1928 a young German pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer traveled to Barcelona, Spain to serve as an intern at a church in that city. During Holy Week that year, his hosts invited him to attend a traditional corrida, a Spanish bullfight. Dietrich… Read More

Come and See . . . Release

The Seed’s Promise

Download E.B. White was the author of Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and other delightful children’s books. His wife, Katharine, was also a writer. A collection of her essays on gardening, published several years after her death, includes a prologue by her husband, in… Read More

Prickly Conversations

Download “For God so loved the world that God gave God’s only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” We know this verse well, don’t we? I mean, after all, it is the most… Read More

Etched in love

Download The Ten Commandments, sometimes called “the Decalogue,” are probably the most recognized collection of laws in Western culture. They have been memorized, summarized, generalized, abbreviated, quoted, misquoted. They’ve been paraphrased, parodied, caricatured, inverted, added to, subtracted from, and quite often just plain… Read More

Show Us the Way . . .

Download Where did you learn the stories of the Bible? Did you learn them in Sunday school? Maybe you learned them while reading the bible at home when you were growing up, or on your own as an adult. I learned the story… Read More

Messengers in the Wilderness

Download Mark’s account of Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness adds a detail not found in either Matthew or Luke: messengers. Sometimes translated “angels,” in the Bible they’re one and the same. In Mark’s brief portrayal, angel messengers get twice the coverage as… Read More