November 26, 2017

Reading Matthew 3: 1-8 (NRSV) In today's reading, John the Baptist cries, "Repent!" Wait a minute. Our worship services just recently focused on forgiveness. Shouldn't repentance come before forgiveness, not after? Maybe not. Repentance is hard; admitting that we are wrong is risky. Before we can take that risk maybe we need the assurance that … Continue reading November 26, 2017

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August 13, 2017

Reading Mark 8:27-30 (NRSV) Jesus asks, "Who do people say that I am?" People said he is like John the Baptist, the prophet Elijah, or one of the other prophets. Then Jesus asks, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answers, "You are the Messiah." What did people see that made Jesus known … Continue reading August 13, 2017