Answer the Call Sermon Series

Answer the Call Sermon Series

In this moment when we are being asked to live out our faith, often in unpopular or even dangerous ways, we would do well to look carefully at Jesus’ teachings to his disciples, as his direction to them became increasingly urgent as they faced the daunting task ahead...
Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Easter Sunday, April 12 Matthew’s telling of resurrection morning is probably my favorite of the Gospel accounts of the first Easter. The entire Matthean narrative, from a who’s who of Jewish ancestry in chapter one to those dramatic moments with the angel descending...
Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Holy Saturday Devotion – How Would You Respond?

Holy Saturday, April 11 I am taken by the different responses of those in power to the death of Jesus. In these few verses we see two very dissimilar reactions to Jesus’ crucifixion and death. In verses 57-61 we learn of Joseph of Arimathea. This is the only time in...
Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Good Friday Devotion – Unite!

Good Friday, April 10 Jesus died. The Gospel accounts of Jesus’ death make no effort to paper over the reality of Jesus’ death. He did not merely “pass away” or “pass on” or “transition.” He died. Not only did Jesus die, but he suffered death by execution in a public,...