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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No Other Name

This month I want to offer a few reflections on the relationship between Christianity and other religions, so let’s begin with the claim made by the apostle Peter in the book of Acts: “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.” Jesus himself, according to John’s gospel, says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes…

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Sinner!

(Editor’s Note: This had originally been intended to be a video series, but time constraints have forced us back to the standard issue written blog. Perhaps later posts will be video, but for now apologies to all those who had hopes of seeing this set to film.) When I was in college, I switched majors from music education to religious studies. My music education friends just couldn’t understand thi…

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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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