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Halfway Home

Halfway Home Jonah 2:2, 1 Cor 1:18-21 In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. from the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry. Jonah’s had a rough day. Caught up in a storm at sea, berated by the ship’s crew, tossed overboard, sinking […]

Runaway

  Jonah 1:3 Luke 5:20-26 Film: Remembered for Your Sin “But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.” Jonah’s story is probably […]

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 […]