He Looked Up

Psalm 32 and Luke 19:1-10 are the scriptures for this Sunday. In Psalm 32, David teaches us that fessing up to our shortcomings is the right thing to do.  Furthermore, God rejoices when we fess up and is ready to embrace us!  When we let something eat away at us or if we were to

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Christ’s Purpose

Our scripture for Sunday is 1 Timothy 1:12-17. Paul starts out with a thank you.  A thank you for what?  He gives Christ thanks for being appointed to the ministry of preaching and teaching, even though Paul used to be the main adversary for the early Church.  He used to hunt down followers of “The

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This Sunday, we will be in Jeremiah 2:1-13. God had a difficult call for the Prophet Jeremiah to the people of Judah.  It is the final years of the southern kingdom’s existence before their fall to the Babylonians in 587 BCE.  God is giving the people every chance to turn from their ways and follow

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Our Compassionate Savior

Our scriptures for this Sunday come from Psalm 103:1-8 and Luke 13:10-17. Compassion is a central theme in both passages.  In Psalm 103:8, the LORD is compassionate and full of mercy.  In Luke 13:12-13, Jesus looks with compassion onto the woman who has been bent over for over 18 years and heals her. Our God

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Trinity Sunday

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday and our scriptures are Psalm 8 and Romans 5:1-5. The Trinity is hard to explain.  In the hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy!  Lord God Almighty!”, we sing in the first stanza:  “God in three persons, blessed Trinity!”  And while understanding the Trinity will take an eternity, I do want to lift

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