God, the Superior Gift-Giver

Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 18:1-14; Colossians 1:21-29; Luke 10:38-42 It’s been said, “You can’t out-give God.” How true that is! While there is great joy in serving God, it’s what we receive from Him that will...

Who is My Neighbor?

Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Leviticus 19:9-18; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37 There’s a Peanuts cartoon in which Lucy tells Linus he’ll never be a doctor because he doesn’t love mankind, to which Linus responds: “I love...

A World Ripe for Harvest

Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 66:10-14; Galatians 6:1-10,14-18; Luke 10:1-20 How would you describe the world we’re living in today? Looking at the news headlines, one might call it a barroom brawl of political fighting, a ticking time...

Walking the Hard Road

Readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost 1 Kings 19:9b-21; Galatians 5:1,13-25; Luke 9:51-62 People are a lot like flowing water. We’re always on the move, with someplace we’re trying to get to, and seeking the quickest and easiest path to get us...

Jesus Christ – Fully God and Fully Human

Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31; Acts 2:14a,22-36; John 8:48-59 It’s been said that trying to comprehend everything there is to know about God is like trying to capture the ocean in a bucket. Any time we open our mouths to speak about Him,...