Monthly Archives: April 2014

Fast & Celebrate | Mark 2:18-20

Today I had a partner-in-crime for my sermon.  Chelsea has been our intern from Young Harris College all school year, working primarily with our children.  Today, on her last Sunday, she helped me reflect on Jesus’ words in Mark 2:19-20… Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they […]

Name | John 20:1-18

Hearing our name can change things. It did for Mary Magdalene. We find her beside Jesus’ empty tomb. She is crying. The lack of a body has thrown her over the edge. Already she was mourning the loss of her Messiah and friend; but now, to add insult to injury, someone has stolen his body. […]

Donkey | Matthew 21:1-11

Jesus enters Jerusalem in a way that says, “I’m the king.” This was a normal thing to do in his day. A returning king or conqueror would enter the city: • Escorted by his citizenry or army… • with hymns of praise being sung… • and symbolic acts of authority shown to him… • culminating […]

Old, Old Story: King

Sunday’s Scripture:  1 Samuel 8:1-20 For many years after entering the Promised Land, the Israelites were governed by warrior-judges and God served as their king.  But when the last judge, Samuel, was old in age and his corrupt sons were poised to take over his duties, the elders of Israel accurately perceived a problem.  So they […]