God's work. Our hands.

God of Sabbath Rest

Mark 2:23-3:6 Pronouncement about the Sabbath  One sabbath he was going through the cornfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?’ And he said to them, ‘Have you never read what…

A God that is more than we can ever understand

John 3:1-17 | Nicodemus Visits Jesus Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence…

Pentecost changes things

Bible Text: John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. But I have said these…

Jesus Prays for Us

Bible Text: John 17:6-19 John 17:6-19 Jesus Prays for the Disciples   ‘I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for…

Being picked to be part of God’s team

**** I forgot to hit record at the beginning – so before the audio starts you miss this part of the manuscript: “Growing up I was not the most athletic kid. I was short, not really fast, and certainly was not the most coordinated when it came to using a ball or my hands to…

What is to prevent us?

  Acts 8:26-40 | Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch 26An angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go towards the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) 27So Philip got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the…

Jesus the Good Shepherd

John 10:11-18 The Good Shepherd ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand…

Eating with Jesus

Luke 24:36b-48 | Jesus Appears to His Disciples  While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?…

Encountering a Tangible Faith

John 20:19-31 Jesus Appears to the Disciples  When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he…

Easter Sunday

Mark 16:1-8 | The Resurrection of Jesus When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been…