REPENT, AND BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL

Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; and Mark 1:14-20 Micah Bales I don’t need to tell you that we’re living in a particularly dark, chaotic time. We can all feel it. Our national government is off the rails in a very visible way with the present federal shutdown. But our dysfunction as a society goes…

JUSTICE IS COMING (IT IS JESUS)

Human Rights Sunday 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Isaiah 40:1-11  Nate Hosler The second Sunday in Advent Anticipation. Waiting. Agonizing? Uncertain. Advent—waiting for the promised One. On Thursday we rose early for our 3-4 hour drive and hit the road. Rutted. Through dry, mostly flat land with low trees except for the palms. Security checkpoints with men with…

YOU ARE MISTY

James 4:13-5:6, Job 38:4-21 Nate Hosler This is the eighth sermon in our sermon series on the book of James. Due to technical difficulties, there is currently no audio for this sermon. Writing this, I was sitting on the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Below me closer to the water on my…

THERE WILL BE NO TOMAHAWK MISSILES IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Philippians 2:5-11 & Matthew 21:1-11 Micah Bales Our gospel reading this morning is about Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, just days before he would be arrested and executed. Jesus is riding on a donkey, and the people are all around him. There were massive crowds in town for Passover, and Jesus’ arrival in the city…

Victor, King, Servant?

Victor, King, Servant? – Jennifer Hosler Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11 Today is Palm Sunday, as we have already seen and heard and waved our palm branches. Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, is the name that the church has given to mark the events in Scripture which are referred to as the Triumphal…

WORSHIP, JUSTICE, AND A ROTTEN GRAPE

Worship, justice, and a rotten grape Micah 6:1-8, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12 “what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Last week I couldn’t be here because I spent two days with the National Farm Worker Ministry. The Farm Work…