We are forgiven leaders. Sinners by nature, saints by grace. In the Gospel of John, Jesus asks Peter, three times, whether he loves him, and if he does, to care for His Sheep. Each time coincides with the times Peter denied Jesus. Each time, Peter seems to be forgiven on the account of his repentant love … Continue reading 3rd Sunday of Easter: Forgiven Leaders
Hi Beloveds,Today is the first Sunday in Lent. We lost an hour due to daylight savings time, which made me late to church (37 minutes late to work, to be exact!), but I still got to sing to my Jesus and pray to my Father in Heaven, being enveloped in the arms of His Holy … Continue reading LORD? You’re there, right?
Dear future congregation, While I haven't met you yet, and I imagine we don't share the same beliefs, I just want to say that I am excited to serve you in the future. With today being the fifth Sunday of Epiphany, we are covering four scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13)Psalm 1381 Corinthians 15:1-11Luke 5:1-11 In Isaiah … Continue reading God Has a Habit of Calling the Unlikeliest People
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26Psalm 148Colossians 3:12-17Luke 2:41-52 Jesus was in the Temple, at twelve years old. He had hidden from Joseph and Mary, and taught the elders in the temple. What marvelous things this pre-teen was saying! He was so knowledgeable of a God who surpasses in creativity. This God, who is His Father, is … Continue reading 1st Sunday After Christmas: Always Learning From God
Hi everyone, I overslept, so I didn't go to church, which has kind of ruined the whole Sunday for me, but I'm also hopeful. I'm doing church at home, where I can read the weekly Gospel reading (John 6:1-21) and think of faith on my own terms. Today's home church consisted of going to Runza … Continue reading Proper 12: Food, Water, and God’s Miracles