“Lead, Follow, or Get out of the Way”

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Acts 11:1-18 Peter’s Report to the Church at Jerusalem Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, ‘Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?’ Then […]

“Handouts and Hand Ups”

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Acts 9:36-43 Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, […]

“Windshields Are Bigger Than Rearview Mirrors”

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Acts 9:1-20 Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he was […]

“Another Road”

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Luke 24: 13-35 The Walk to Emmaus Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their […]

“Ragamuffin Gospel” Online Discussion – week 6

On Wednesday, April 24, Pastor Dave finished up our group study of The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. Our conversation throughout this Lenten study was so fruitful that we needed to extend our time together by a week. The April 24 online discussion touched on chapters 9-11. The archived video from our live stream noontime […]

“All Things New”

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Luke 24:1-12 Jesus Has Risen On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they […]

“Am I Missing Something?”

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Luke 19: 28-40 After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied […]

“Ragamuffin Gospel” Online Discussion – week 5

Pastor Dave is leading weekly discussion during Lent on The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. We have the archived video from our live stream noontime lesson from Wednesday, April 10, available. Pastor Dave talked about moving from fear to freedom. It sounds like it should be easy, but it is harder than most of us […]

“Whataboutism”

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John 12: 1-8 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed […]

“Lost and Found”

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Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ So he told them this parable: The Parable of the Prodigal and His Brother Then Jesus said, ‘There was a man […]