Where’s the Boss? Luke 24:44-53 and Acts 1:1-11 Imagine for a moment that you are climbing the Mount of Olives. As you near the top, you turn around and look across the valley from which you’ve just climbed. On the other side of the valley is another hill, and there at the top of it […]
What Wondrous Love Is This? John 15:1-8 Eric and I love to visit vineyards when we travel. We spent our honeymoon in Napa Valley driving between vineyards and sampling the fruit of the vine. Visiting family in Germany, we sailed down the Mosel River taking in terraced hillsides. While attending a friend’s wedding in Detroit […]
Fling Wide the Gates Acts 11:1-12 This brief sermon was delivered at the Tuesday Lenten worship service held in partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort. In addition to these words from the book of Acts, I would like to share with you a verse from Psalm 118 which the lectionary assigns for the upcoming […]
May we allow ourselves to be led by Christ to the quiet and private places where we can listen and adore, pray and muse, and according to the faithful and remarkable witness of a young saint of the Christian faith, may we surrender to our Creator: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Most of us are seeking to hear God’s call and live faithful lives with a sense of purpose. While there is no prescription in Scripture for what a faithful purpose looks like in each individual life – yours will look different than mine – there is clear guidance for discerning “what you came to do.”
This eleventh day of a new year is good time to think about beginnings. There is plenty of chaos that surrounds us, threatens us, and frightens us. Yet, we find hope and power in the promises of creation and baptism.
In times of difficulty and times of ease, we are called to remember the goodness of the Lord.