As I prepared this week, a single phrase continued to echo in my mind "he was moved by compassion" for the people. Within our scripture, we heard about the need to care for ourselves with the reoccurring theme of rest and restoration. Jesus, through out scripture, seeks to escape the crowds in order to recharge… Continue reading Motivated by Christ’s Heart
Death of John the Baptist (video) On Facebook this week, a colleague posed the questions: where is the good news in this text? will you avoid the Gospel and preach another scripture? It is hard to see the Good News in such scriptures as we read this morning. John the Baptist is a beloved figure… Continue reading Speaking Truth to Power
As I prepared for this sermon, I had a direction planned. This morning, something has been working on me to change the illustration but not the destination. I am hoping the 'something' is the Holy Spirit, so bear with me. Our scriptures are challenging to hear and yet more challenging to live. These scriptures address… Continue reading Rejected? Shake It Off!