Called A Nazarene

We’re going to be Matthew 2 today—again!
So you’re invited to go ahead and turn there. Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent—the last Sunday of Advent. Christmas is almost here! This week! The season of Advent in the church calendar
is a season of anticipation and …

The Language is Plural

The last couple of weeks we’ve been exploring a theology of thankfulness. Towards the end of his letter to the Thessalonians, Paul writes these words: (5.16-18) Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. …

Shadows and Hope

We’re going to be in 1 Thessalonians today. We’re spending three weeks reflecting on three verses— verses 16-18 in chapter five: (5.16-18) Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. When I begin to …

What God Wants

I had a few different ideas about 
directions that we could go, places we could explore, things that might be helpful for us as a community— but then I had three of you— at different times in different places
say to me… “We really need to …

Life Not Wasted

We’re winding down our reflections on the end of the book of Proverbs today— the book of Proverbs ends in the same way that it began: with poetry. So let’s read Proverbs 31, and then we’ll make a couple of reflections, and then we’ll come …

Paying Attention

We’re in a series exploring the Book of Proverbs right now
and today we’re going to be chewing on a proverb from Proverbs 16. We’ve said that the proverbs are micro-poems. They’re like verbal origami—there’s often so much truth folded into these sayings— that a good …

Fountain of Life

We’re going to be in Proverbs 10 today.
We’re going to be chewing on one verse today… just one proverb today. A couple of weeks ago we wandered into a vast treasure chamber— a chamber filled not with real jewels or real gold but with our …