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Choosing to Live

Choosing to Live Genesis 17:1-7; Mark 8:31-38 Here we are in Lent, with Jesus on a journey to the cross, and for the disciples it’s an upsetting time because they’re blind. At least that’s how Mark portrays them in his Gospel. He paints the picture by including healings of blind people in his story of […]

God the Risk-Taker

Jonah 3:10-4:4 Well, we’re coming to the end of Jonah’s story. He’s been through a rough time. God tapped him to preach repentance to the Ninevites, Jonah tried to hide in the belly of a ship, ended up in the belly of a fish, finally went to Ninevah, and much to his dismay they took […]

Overturned

Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Mark 1:14-20 February 15, 2015 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” 3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very important […]

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 […]