Hebrews 11:1-12 Faith is hard, harder even than it seems. There’s a story in Mark 9 about a man and his demon-possessed son.  Jesus and the father go back and forth on whether or not it’s possible for his son to be healed, until the man blurts out this profound confession of faith:  “I believe; […]


Hebrews 10:1-18 ‘I am drinking,’ answered the drunkard lugubriously. ‘Why are you drinking?’ the little prince asked. ‘In order to forget,’ replied the drunkard. ‘To forget what?’ enquired the little prince, who was already feeling sorry for him. ‘To forget that I am ashamed,’ the drunkard confessed, hanging his head. ‘Ashamed of what?’ asked the […]

greater than

Hebrews 3:1-6 If you’ve never read Hebrews before… no judgment.  It’s kind of an elusive book of the Bible. The title starts right off by tricking us, sounding like some lesser-known book from the Old Testament.  Even now you might be flipping through the opening pages of your Bible, scanning for “Hebrews” to show up […]

Parable of the rich man
*oil on panel
*31.9 x 42.5 cm
*signed b.l.: RH. 1627.

Luke 12:13-21 It all starts with a request. Moments earlier Jesus was teaching the crowd about the trouble that’s coming – trouble so bad it might even threaten their lives.  “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill you,” Jesus says.  “Our God who takes care of each little bird will take care of […]

Stained Glass Knocking

Revelation 3:15-22 Today is the end of a four-week series on our stained glass windows in the church.  During this process I’ve learned that there is some debate about which Bible story each of these images represents.  It seems I say, “Jesus the Good Shepherd,” and some of you say, “King David the Shepherd.” I […]

Stained Glass Angel

Matthew 28:1-10 I don’t know about your family, but whenever mine gets together we tell lots of stories.  Take our trip to the beach last week.  I was there with my dad, my younger brother, Julian, and my youngest brother, Warren (and our spouses and kids).  When we get together we have no shortage of […]

Stained Glass Shepherd 2

Matthew 18:10-14 This is the first of a four-week sermon on the stained glass windows at Andrews UMC. You might call this the parable of the bad shepherd, and I’ll show you why.  How many sheep is Jesus holding in this picture? One.  Yes, just one. There are just a few sheep standing around him […]


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