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Fear is a Liar

Fear is a Liar!  The fruits of fear are:  anxiety, condemnation, impatience, anger, angst, bitterness and the list goes on.  This is the fearful life the Jews are living as we catch up with them in Numbers 21.  It’s also a similar fear that Nicodemus has in John 3. To both, God has a very…

How to Fight Giants

We all have giants in our lives, formidable challenges that seem insurmountable. What challenges are you too scared to confront? What obstacles leave you a’trembling? And yet, when we resign ourselves to the fear and make peace with the status quo, we miss out on the promised land the Lord is calling us to, the…

At-One-Ment

We will never comprehend the richness and saving power of the New Testament unless we understand the Old Testament.  While we don’t often preach out of Leviticus, today’s ancient Levitical text reveals the power of what Jesus has done for us!  You will never be the same after today.   This sermon was preached on…

At-One-Ment

We will never comprehend the richness and saving power of the New Testament unless we understand the Old Testament.  While we don’t often preach out of Leviticus, today’s ancient Levitical text reveals the power of what Jesus has done for us!  You will never be the same after today. This sermon was preached on Sunday,…

Don’t Give Up – Look UP

  Can you imagine being Moses?  You just led 600,000 Jews out of Egypt through the biggest miracle ever seen…yes, your people are delivered!  But unbelievably, these same ‘rescued’ people want your head because they can’t find water.  Let the whining begin! Moses has had it! Martha in a similar way is despairing over the…

Despising the Chosen One

Mark’s sermon on today’s reading in Genesis 37 about Joseph being sold into slavery. Favoritism.  We don’t like it.  If someone in our family or workplace seems to be the golden boy or girl, we have a hard time being nice to that person.  Sometimes we hate them. Such was the case with Joseph’s brothers,…

Despising the Chosen One

Randy’s homily on today’s reading in Genesis 37 about Joseph being sold into slavery. Favoritism.  We don’t like it.  If someone in our family or workplace seems to be the golden boy or girl, we have a hard time being nice to that person.  Sometimes we hate them. Such was the case with Joseph’s brothers,…

Wrestling with God

A man on the run encounters God, wrestles with Him, and lives to tell the tale. Remarkably, Jacob walks away not only with a busted hip but with a  divine blessing. What does this mean for us in the ways we also wrestle with God? How may we be broken and how may we be…

Unrelenting, Unshakable, Unwavering Love

Today’s reading from Genesis reads like a good old fashioned reality tv show.  After requiring Jacob to work seven years for his younger daughter’s hand in marriage, Laban substituted his older daughter Leah-and Jacob didn’t discover the deception until the morning after his wedding night.  Some men would have given up. Jacob on the other…