You might be reading this at work. If so, unless your employer regularly encourages you to wander to places that have nothing to do with your day’s productivity, it’s safe for me to say that you aren’t always a stickler for rules, are you? Even so, I like to bring up rules occasionally. Specifically, every so often, I host a sermon series that relates the greatest commandment (a holy rule?) Jesus gave to John Wesley’s…..
Did you notice how so many people were decisively ready to move out of 2016? Were you one of them? Some called it the worst year ever. Countless disastrous things happened within the last 365 days. The year was filled with contempt, distrust and agony. Yea, that sounds like a lot of years we’ve known before, but this one seemed different, more widespread. I’m not sure why that is. Perhaps you can blame it on cable news…..
I’m late. I know. I know. It’s Wednesday, and I’m posting Music Monday. If it makes you feel better, I planned to post this on Monday, but forgot. Yea, I know, that’s so unlike me to forget anything. Our Chancel Choir hosted their annual Christmas Cantata this weekend. It’s always a blessing to hear the Christmas story told with music. I’m grateful for the people that spent many months preparing for this year’s event. This…..
This weekend I preached from Luke’s passage when Jesus sends the disciples out with power and authority. They were told to take nothing with them. All they would have would be the power, authority and mission Christ gave them. The sermon was a chance to emphasize the role of service in our Christian faith. If we’re not serving, what are we doing? Probably taking care of ourselves, but I won’t preach that sermon today. Instead, I…..