God's Guest List

Picking up where we left off last week in Luke’s gospel, Jesus is still at the banquet that we visited. One of the other guests at the feast heard Jesus’ story about places of honor and remarked to him: “Happy are those who will feast in God’s kingdom.” In saying that, Jesus was given an opportunity to share another story about hospitality and God’s kingdom. “A certain man hosted a large dinner and invited m…

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Hospitality

“One Sabbath, when Jesus went to share a meal in the home of one of the leaders of the Pharisees…he noticed how the guests sought out the best seats at the table.” (Luke 14: 1,7, CEB). And he told them a story. Harvey was invited to a wedding banquet. Harvey saw that a seat by the host was open and slipped around the room until he was standing at the place near the head table. It turns out that the h…

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He is Risen!

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Happy Easter friends! If you are looking for a place to worship this morning, please feel free to join us at either the 6:30, 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00 services! We'll celebrate resurrection together! The blog will be taking a short break, but fear not! We'll be back with great new content in May!

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Whom Shall I Fear?

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1) There’s way too much fear in the land, and ironically, a good deal of it seems to be concentrated among folk who think of themselves as people of faith. It may be that a certain kind of fearful temperament drives some people to both a panicky politics and a r…

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Sin is Bad (Cassandra Millis)

Sin is bad. (I’ll accept my award for most innovative theologian now.) This is a benign phrase of Christianity- a foundational remark that righteousness or good is better than sinfulness or evil. We can all (for the most part) agree on that. Sin is bad. But not so much my sin. My sin is justified. You wouldn’t believe how the person I yelled at was acting. If my marriage was more ful…

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