Living Wisely 1 Kings 3:4-14 Ephesians 5:10-21 As a young girl, I loved the lead-up to the first day of school. My mom would take my sister and me shopping for new clothes and shoes. We eagerly selected the coolest Trapper Keeper and colorful folders to hold our assignments. There’s nothing quite like the smell […]
Let Your Life Speak 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Things are not going well for the church in Corinth. This is a big city on a major trade route. A lot of people pass through. Some who have come to Corinth are preaching a gospel in the name of Jesus, but the message is not consistent with […]
Has Jesus Gone Mad? Mark 3:20-35 The crowds were growing large and uncontrollable. People were talking. Has Jesus gone mad? His family is in a frenzy because of the stories they’ve heard. He’s been feasting like a glutton (Mark 2:18). His friends are lowlifes and thieves; one of them will certainly betray him (Mark 2:15, […]
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 […]
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.
We have a mission statement because we believe God has a mission statement. I wonder what God’s mission statement is . . .