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Walking with Jesus

  January 18 Walking with Jesus Psalm 139:1-6 John 1:43-51 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” When the allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, during WWII, the German gunfire was deadly. It was all some of the soldiers could do to […]

High Water

January 11, 2015 Genesis 1:1-5 Mark 1:4-11 Barbara Sholis says, “I think of Robert Duvall in the movie Tender Mercies. Duvall plays Mac, a down-on-his-luck country songwriter who battles the bottle. He fights back with the help of a young widow who offers him room and board at her roadside Texas motel in exchange for […]

Waiting with the Shepherds

12.14.14 Waiting with the Shepherds from John Paul Bierly on Vimeo. 2 Sam 5:1-5 Luke 2:8-14 5:1 All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “We are your own flesh and blood. 2 In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel on their […]

Waiting with John the Baptist

12.07.14 Waiting with John the Baptist from John Paul Bierly on Vimeo. Scripture: John 1:29-37 I have a friend who told me he’d never been to an art museum, but he’d like to go to one. We were looking at a copy of a painting of Simeon in the Temple, and Simeon is holding the […]

Waiting With Simeon

Scripture: Luke 2:22-28 22 When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”), 24 and […]

The Gift of Grace

Luke 17:11-19 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, […]

About Those Gifts

  November 16, 2014 Scripture Romans 12:9-16; 1 Corinthians 12:4-8; 14:12 This is Celebration Sunday, and since you have probably sat through a stewardship sermon once or twice before, you might guess what’s coming. After all, there are only so many approaches we can take when it comes to getting ready for the coming fiscal […]

Grief and Hope

   Scripture: 1 Thess 4:13-18; Psalm 70 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who […]