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Principles for Loving Our Enemies

Matthew 5:38-48 Each spring we spend an extended amount of time in one of the gospels, and this year it is the gospel of Matthew. The author of this gospel […]

Tests and Temptations

Matthew 3:16-4:17 Each spring we spend an extended amount of time in one of the four gospels. These are the spiritual biographies of Jesus. And although they are all focused […]

Remember Your Baptism

Matthew 3:1-17 Christians around the world today are celebrating the Feast of the baptism of our Lord. Baptism is a sacrament recognized and practiced by all Christians. It is a […]

Love Anyway.

Matthew 1:18-25 As we prepare for the arrival of Jesus this year, we are taking a look at our growing edges, the places where we long to see new life […]

Joy Anyway

Isaiah 42:1-9 As we prepare for the arrival of Jesus this year, we are taking a look at our growing edges, the places where we long to see new life […]

Peace Anyway

Esther 4 In this season of Advent, this season of preparing ourselves for the arrival of God in the world, we are challenging ourselves to work on our growing edges. […]

Hope Anyway

Habakkuk 1, 2, 3 Selected Verses Our theme for Advent this year is “The Growing Edge.” The four themes we celebrate are hope, peace, joy, and love. Which are really […]

What Are We Waiting For?

Micah 4 & 5 Festival of the Reign of Christ the King It’s Reign of Christ Sunday, also called Christ the King Sunday. And on this final Sunday before Advent, […]

A Covenant of Internal Motivation

Jeremiah 30 & 31 This fall we have been exploring the importance of the idea of covenant in the Old Testament. I love the Old Testament. I love the poetry […]

Core Values and New Members

All Saints Sunday, November 6 2022 Please note that we had a power outage halfway through the service, and you can watch the service in two parts. This place is […]

No One Empty-handed

Psalm 89 This fall we are exploring together the significance of five major covenants between God and humanity in the Old Testament. The first one is with all creation after […]