God Doesn’t Need Your Religion – Love Is All That Matters

Preacher: Micah Bales Scripture Readings: Ruth 1:1-18; Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34 “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” Jesus spent all of his ministry preaching the arrival of the reign of God. All of his words and actions revealed the presence of God’s power, love, and justice. The sick are healed, the dead…

Blessed

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture Readings: Job 42: 1-6, 10-17; Hebrews 7: 23-28; Mark 10:46-52 We often speak about or at least read our scriptures in light of the injustices and pain of the world. We often seek to embrace Jesus’ hard words of discipleship. This Sunday’s lectionary texts seemed to gather around the theme of…

Are You Able to Drink the Cup of Jesus?

Preacher: Micah Bales Scripture Readings: Isaiah 53:4-12; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45 A beginning is a very delicate time. At the start of a long journey, it seems like any route is possible. In a story’s introduction, the reader can imagine any outcome. But as we walk further down the road we begin to discover what…

Lower Than the Angels

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture Readings: Psalm 8, Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 I’ve always had a soft spot for Psalm 8, our Call to Worship. Back in high school one of our choir pieces set Psalm 8 to music, and then in the middle of it was a spoken adaptation of part of the Psalm. I had…