Today we find ourselves in the second week of Advent, this time of waiting and anticipation of Christ’s return. A time to reflect on our own lives and prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of our Savior. The scripture from the beginning of Mark’s gospel is titled, “The Proclamation of John the Baptist.”... Continue Reading →
You did it for the least of these…..
We have arrived at the end of Christ’s public ministry in the book of Matthew. Matthew’s gospel was written in the last half of the first century with an emphasis on the fulfillment of Christ as the Messiah. This passage of scripture opens with the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy from the book of... Continue Reading →
The parable of the talents…..
We are closing in the on the holidays already which doesn’t seem possible. Soon we will be in the season of Advent in the church, a season of waiting and anticipation of Christ’s return. Like last week’s scripture, today’s scripture is about what we do while we wait for Christ’s return. Today’s scripture is titled,... Continue Reading →
Lord the Lord you God………..
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. I’m sure that today isn’t the first day that you’ve heard that statement, that sentence. It appears multiple times in scripture, it appears in song. What does it mean to love the Lord your God with all... Continue Reading →
Give to God the things that belong to God…
In today’s reading two groups that were normally opposed to each other come together in an effort to trap a poor, itinerant preacher named Jesus. The Pharisees I have talked often about. They were the religious leaders of the day. They studied scripture, laws and customs and were quick to point out the transgressions of... Continue Reading →
How do you want to be remembered?
"So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ. When Christ who is... Continue Reading →